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Personnel records – World War I (and the interwar period)

The following records relate to specific Australian Jews who served in World War I and the period up to the outbreak of World War II.

CORRESPONDENCE FILES, ANNUAL SINGLE NUMBER SERIES, 1917–18
Canberra
Series: A2479
Quantity: 2 metres
Recorded by: 1917–1918: Australian Soldiers Repatriation Fund (CA 1459); 1918–1918: Repatriation Department (I) (CA 16)
Major Isaacson re Appointment, 1917 A2479, 17/364
AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE DEPOTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HEADQUARTERS (SALISBURY PLAIN), CENTRAL REGISTRY FILES, OFFICERS' RECORDS, 1916–20
Australian War Memorial
Series: AWM15
Quantity: 37 metres
Recorded by: 1916–1920: Department of Defence (CA 6)
Retention of Captain W J Symons (VC), 37th Battalion; Lieutenant L Keysor (VC), 42nd Battalion, 1917 AWM15, 1645
Captain G.A. Dunbar, 42nd Battalion, Lieutenant L Keysor, VC, 42nd Battalion, 1918 AWM15, 1869
Lieutenant A Isaacson, AASC, 1917 AWM15, 46
Major E L Margolin, DSO, 16th Battalion, 1918 AWM15, 2148
WRITTEN RECORDS 1914–18 WAR, 1914–93
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
The series contains correspondence, photographs, telegrams, etc.
Series: AWM38
Quantity: 22.9 metres
Recorded by: 1919–1942: Official History 1914–18 War (CA 7039)
Correspondence 1921–39
Item includes correspondence from Lieut Leonard Keysor, Sir Charles Rosenthal.
AWM38, 3DRL 7953/2
Drafts of broadcasts, addresses and articles mainly produced for 'Reveille'; manuscript of 'General Sir John Monash'. A broadcast for the Department of Information, 1914–63 AWM38, 2DRL 1273/4
Drafts of broadcasts, addresses and articles mainly produced for 'Reveille'; manuscript of article on Sir John Monash (Given to 'The Sun', Sydney, 8 Oct 1931), 1931 AWM38, 2DRL 449/1
Papers, consisting of a biographical sketch of Sir John Monash, 1914–63 AWM38, 3DRL 8042/108C
OFFICIAL HISTORY 1914–18 WAR, BIOGRAPHICAL AND OTHER RESEARCH FILES, 1939–42
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
The series contains biographical information on Australian, New Zealand and British war servicemen, collected for use by CEW Bean for use (as footnotes) in his official history of World War I.
Series: AWM43
Quantity: 11.5 metres
Recorded by: 1939–1942: Official History, 1914–18 War (CA 7039)
Marchant, L A... Margolin, E L... Marks, A H, Marks, C B, Marks, C H , 1914–68 AWM43, A567
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL SECURITY CLASSIFIED RECORDS, 1926–86
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
The series consists of records of the world wars.
Series: AWM51
Quantity: 3.61 metres
Recorded by: 1926–1986: Australian War Memorial (CA 616)
Correspondence between Mr C E W Bean, Sir John Monash and Smith's Weekly regarding articles appearing over the name of Sir John Monash, 1920 AWM51, 114
PRIVATE RECORDS, 1917–
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
The files contain personal records, administrative papers and official records, many derived from private donations.
Series: AWM92
Quantity: 360 metres
Recorded by: 1919–1925: Australian War Museum Committee (CA 467); 1925–: Australian War Memorial (CA 616)
General Sir John Monash. Birth Certificate (April), 1934 AWM92, 3DRL 2316/6
Monash, General Sir John. Part of a tribute by W M Hughes on death of Sir John Monash (original), c1931 AWM92, 3DRL 2316/5
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL REGISTRY FILES, 1913–79
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
Series: AWM93
Quantity: 78.8 metres
Recorded by: 1919–1925: Australian War Museum Committee (CA 467); 1925–1943: Australian War Memorial (CA 616); 1943–1945: Official History 1939–45 War (CA 7040)
L Keysor, Esq., VC, London, England [Request for donation of private records], 1933 AWM93, 12/11/4906
Donation of records, etc. by Lieut Col I Isaacson, Melbourne, 1934 AWM93, 12/5/248
Lieut-Colonel E.L. Margolin, 16th Battalion, AIF [Request for donation of private records], 1928–30 AWM93, 12/11/1598
Annual Orations to memory of Sir John Monash, for AWM, 1936–41 AWM93, 12/5/305
Sword with which General Sir John Monash was knighted by the King, 1925–35 AWM93, 7/4/136
Compilation of the memoirs of Lieut–Gen Sir John Monash and Lieut-Gen. Sir H G Chauvel, 1928–29 AWM93, 12/1/55
RECORDS OF MILITARY HISTORY SECTION (ARMY), 1940–61
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
Series: AWM113
Quantity: 17.6 metres
Recorded by: 1940–1961: Department of the Army, Central Office (CA 36)
Biographical Sketch of General Sir John Monash, 1940–61 AWM113, 5/8/2
UNIDENTIFIED AND UNCONTROLLED COMMONWEALTH RECORDS IN THE ACT REGIONAL OFFICE, 1987–
Canberra
The series is a diverse group of unidentified and uncontrolled records.
Series: A7359
Quantity: 188 metres
Recorded by: 1998–: National Archives of Australia (CA 8550)
Brigadier General John Monash – Correspondence – Censor's reports. Roth, Philip. (Appears to be a file of the Governor-General's office), 1916–17 A7359/84, BOX 12/46
PERSONNEL DOSSIERS FOR 1ST AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES EX-SERVICE MEMBERS, LEXICOGRAPHICAL SERIES, 1914–20
Canberra
This very large series consists of dossiers for personnel enlisted in AIF, as well as some records of RAN, AFC and Australian Navy personnel.
Series: B2455
Quantity: 2118.42 metres
Recorded by: 1914–1920: AIF Base Records Office (CA 2001)
Bernstein, Alexander Bernard: SERN DEPOT 1620: POB Melbourne VIC: POE Melbourne VIC: NOK F Bernstein, Aaron Richard, c1914–20 B2455, Bernstein A B
Bernstein, Harry: SERN DEPOT 501: POB Alexandria Egypt: POE Melbourne VIC: NOK F Bernstein Joseph, c1914–20 B2455, Bernstein H
Cohen, Myer: SERN 16795: POB Perth WA: POE Fremantle WA: NOK M Cohen Jessie, c1914–20 B2445, Cohen M
Cohen, Roy Gordon: SERN 6052: POB Sydney NSW: POE Sydney NSW: NOK F Cohen Charles Mosley, c1914–20 B2445, Cohen R G
Cohen, Alroy Maitland: SERN CAPT: POB Sydney NSW: POE n/a: NOK F Cohen George J, c1914–20 B2455, Cohen A M
Cohen, Morris: SERN DEPOT: POB Russia: POE Melbourne VIC: NOK F Cohen Abraham, c1914–20 B2445, Cohen M
Davis, Jacob Henry: SERN 5010: POB Ballarat VIC: POE Melbourne VIC: NOK S Cohen, Jane, c1914–20 B2455 Davis J H
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE FILES, 1917–29
Melbourne
Series: MP367/1
Quantity: 40.14 metres
Recorded by: 1917–1921: Department of Defence (I) (CA 6)
Retention of Sir John Monash's services, 1919 MP367/1, 535/4/778
Farewell Order – Sir John Monash, 1918 MP367/1, 546/4/703
CORRESPONDENCE FILES, MULTIPLE NUMBER SERIES, 1930–39
Melbourne
This series includes correspondence on matters within the jurisdiction of Military Board of Advice.
Series: B1535
Quantity: 30.20 metres
Recorded by: 1930–1939: Army headquarters, Department of Defence (II) (CA 2671); 1939–1939: Department of the Army, Central Office (CA 36)
[Death and Funeral of Sir John Monash], 1931–33 B1535, 746/1/27
[Application for Commission, SC G E Nathan], 1936 B1535, 736/25/234
No. 121 WO1, P J H Nathan, AIC Discharge, 1929–37 B1535, 751/2/125
[Application for Commission: A J Shappere], 1939 B1535, 736/19/314
ARMY PAY-FILES (1st AIF), ALPHABETICAL SERIES, 1914–23
Adelaide
Series: D2994
Quantity: 228.96 metres
Recorded by: 1914–1923: Headquarters, 4th Military District (I), CMF, Keswick, SA (CA 3208)
Isaacson, W E [Army pay file], 1915–20 D2994, 2183
PERSONAL PAPERS OF ROBERT GORDON MENZIES AS ATTORNEY-GENERAL, 1934–39
Canberra
Series: CP450/7
Quantity: 2.34 metres
Recorded by: 1934–1939: Attorney–General's Department, Central Office (CA 5)
Re Colonel Cohen, 1935 CP450/7, 53
INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF INTERNMENTS, REPATRIATIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS, MULTIPLE NUMBER SERIES, 1915–20
Perth
Series: PP14/1
Quantity: 6.48 metres
Recorded by: 1915–1919: Headquarters 5th Military District (I), CMF (CA 4811); 1919–1920: Investigation Branch, WA (CA 908)
Margolin, Major Eliezar Lazar, 1915–20 PP14/1, 4/7/501

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The Armed Services