33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.131 33rd Battalion A.I.F.
ROUTINE ORDER No. 131
Lieutenant-Colonel LJ Morshead
Armentières, 10th December, 1916
TRAFFIC CONTROL 1276
Vehicles must not proceed West of the railway line at Nouvel Houplines with more than a pair of animals. Remainder of teams must be unhooked and placed undercover until required on the return journey. (D.R.O.106 para 614.)
FROST COGS FOR HORSE-SHOES 1277
During the winter months horse-shoes which have been tapped with screw holes for frost cogs will entirely replace the ordinary shoes. Frost cogs will be packed with repaired horse-shoes. Transport Officer will arrange to have this carried out. (D.R.O.106 p.61).
PARAFFIN FOR PRIMUS STOVES 1278
Quarter Master will submit indents to the Brigade Supply Officer for paraffin required as fuel for Primus stoves. (D.R.O.106 para 612).
CLIPPING OF ANIMALS 1279
It is very necessary that all animals that require clipping should be done at once so as to avoid skin disease which are so liable to be contracted in the present conditions. Animals which have already been clipped once, in most cases will require to be clipped again during the winter. Units should indent for clipping machines in accordance with G.R.Os.1724 and 1818, paragraph 6 of "Extract s from General Routine Orders, Part II". Quartermaster to note.
HOGGED MANES 1280
All horses with hogged manes should have them trimmed quite close regularly. A hogged mane left long presents a very untidy appearance.
MULES TAILS 1281
Mules should have the hair of the tail clipped close except for a tuft 8 inches long. The tail should be cut off square at a level six inches above the points of the hocks.
MEN RETURNED TO DUTY 1282
Companies should notify Battalion Headquarters when a man returns to duty from hospital. Should notice of his return be received at Battalion Headquarters this will be at once passed on to companies.
LOG BOOKS 1283
Logbooks must be entered up daily and a careful record kept of the work done. Trench stores taken over on relief should be accurately recorded and have signature of both parties.
The Battalion for duty will detail a fatigue party of men to report to Br. Frank Baurepaire at École Professionale, Armentieres at 9 am daily.
Companies will arrange for those men who have not yet bathed to visit Divisional Baths tomorrow to proceed to trenches with one of the later reliefs.
REGIMENTAL ORDERLY SERGEANT 1286
Regimental Orderly Sergeant for 11th inst. will report to Battalion Headquarters at 7 am and remain on duty there until the building has been vacated. He will be responsible for the cleanliness of HQ billet and must make careful arrangements to see that the place is left thoroughly clean.
CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOLS 1287
Care must be taken that candidates whose names have appeared in orders and have been warned for schools are ready to report immediately on receipt of notice. See R.O.130 para1271 and 1272.
R.O. 130 para 1264 for "Fockaber Dump" read SQUARE FARM.
GUM BOOT ISSUE 1289
Duty Co. will detail reliable NCO to supervise issue of Gum Boots from depot to this Battalion on 11th inst. This NCO will report to depot at I.c.8.2.7. at 6.30 am and remain on duty till last relief has been issued with boots required.
RE-NUMBERING OF ORDERS 1290
The following amendments of the numbering of Routine Orders is approved. R.Os.105 - 7-11-16 to R.O.118 - 20-11-16 the number of paragraphs should read 1249 to 1169 inclusive.
R.O.1 - 29-11-16 to R.O.10 - 8-12-16 these numbers are altered to read consecutively from 119 to 129 includicrous and the paras therein should read 1170 to 1262 inclusive.
The following promotion has been approved dated 6.11.16.
No. 356 Pte. EG Atley to be L/Cpl.
The following transfer is approved dated 9-12-16
Lt MR Coombs from D to B Co.
TAKEN ON STRENGTH 1293
Lt. AG Farleigh, 2nd Rfts. 33rd Battalion having reported for duty is taken on strength from 2.12.16. and is posted to B Co.
STRUCK OFF STRENGTH 1294
The undermentioned having been admitted to hospital are struck off strength.
No. 2147 Pte. D. Wells (deceased) No. 752 Pte. W Delaney
582 Sgt. ES Earle (deceased) 5124 HS Newcome
594 Pte. PT Mooney 512 Pte. DFO O'Brien
1127 Cpl. FE McMahon 1196 Pte. EMulhern
920 Pte. HL Chapman 2206 Pte. A Brown
844 Pte. WM Nicholson 1611 Private CA Wright
366 Pte. WH Bracken 5025A Pte. GH Green
864 Pte. VM Ryan 1273 Sgt. CE Wheaton
2190 Pte. SJ Nesbitt 1304 Pte AS McIntyre
1648 Pte. EC Dorrington 871 Cpl. G Sutherland
1644 Pte. J Warne 5066 Pte. A McConnell
4?? Pte. JE Herman 1273 Pte. AM Wightman
1144 Pte AR Ellis 1205 Sgt. WA McLean
1?? Pte. R Taggart 1784 Cpl.WP Chapman
5152 Pte. HT Ward 765 Pte. HA Eyles
407 Pte. WH Edwards
4650 Pte. FJ Daly 490 Pte. EJ McManus
1443 Pte. HR Cox 2138 Pte. EA Shaw
984 Pte. CE Dillon 47 Pte. WE Conway
471 Pte. WA Little 777 Pte. BP Gallagher
2072? Pte. SM Hefferman
DAILY DUTIES 1295
Subaltern of the day: Lt. TA Armstrong
Regimental Orderly Sgt: Sgt. FJ Burke
Regimental Orderly Cpl: Cpl. SJ Barrow
DUTY CO. 1296
11-12-1916 D. Co.
(Signed) RC Jones 2/Lt.
Adjutant. 33rd Battalion A.I.F
33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary