Summary

Geopolitical information relating to the immediate area on both sides of the River Rhine, commonly referred to as the Rhineland.

This twelve page document details the geography around the Rhine, focusing on the left and right banks of the Rhine in turn to describe the terrain and the subsidiary rivers. The document also describes the towns, railways, climate, laws and the administration of the area.

The exact purpose of the document is unclear, but it appears to have been issued by the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division.

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

Six double-sided, typed pages.

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