Summary

Instructions dated October 7, 1918 for the preliminary movement of the 4th Australian Division. For the purposes of the move, the 13th Australian Field Ambulance was part of the “A” Brigade Group under the command of Brigadier-Sergeant S.H. Herring, DSO.

Also included with the instructions is a letter from General Rawlinson of the Fourth Army, thanking the Australian troops for their participation in the action around Amiens as part of the Fourth Army.

Part of the collection of World War I memorabilia donated by Sergeant John Lord (#6252), although it is believed that not all of the material relates to his own war service.

John Lord was 19 years old when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in June 1915. Originally part of the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 11th Reinforcement; Lord was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance upon its formation in February 1916. He subsequently moved to the headquarters of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, in December 1918 where he seems to have spent the remainder of the war. Although listed as ‘effective abroad,’ Lord returned to Australia on 30 October 1919, and was discharged from service on 12 March 1920. He died in 1951.

Physical Description

Three typed pages held together by a pin in the top left corner and one single page.

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