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LIST OF WW1 INFANTRY BATTALIONS, ARTILLERY, etc

 1st AIF RAISED IN VICTORIA or formed in Egypt



' E y e  d e e p  i n  h e l l '

Gallipoli Beersheba

Fromelles Pozieres - Mouquet Farm Bapaume

Messines Polygon Wood 3rd Ypres Passchendaele

Villers-Bretonneaux Hamel Mont St Quentin


INFANTRY BATTALIONS (VICTORIA)

5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions

14th Battalion

21st, click here for information about Pte. Hugh Bottle, killed France, November 1916 (internal link)

22nd, 23rd and 24th Battalions

29th Battalion

(half of) 31st Battalion

37th, 38th and 39th Battalions

46th Battalion (link to 1999 history of the 46th--Click here --external link)

57th,

58th, click here for information about Rupert Vance Moon VC (internal link)

59th and 60th Battalions

Aussie diggers in a trench during ww1
Diggers in the front line.
British Official Photograph
 
 
Photo of Pozieres Loco
A locomotive similar to those taken by
Australian forces to the Western Front.
'Pozieres' is preserved at the Puffing
Billy' Train Museum, Melbourne.


MACHINE GUN COMPANIES and BATTALIONS

2nd Machine Gun Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Australian Division (later part of 1st MG Battalion)

6 MG Coy, 6th Brigade, 2nd Australian Division (later part of 2nd MG Battalion)

10 MG Coy, 10th Brigade, 3rd Australian Division (later part of 3rd MG Battalion)

4 MG Coy of 4th Brigade and 12 MG Coy of 12th Brigade, 4th Australian Division, came from all States (later part of 4th MG Battalion)

(part of) 8 MG Coy (8th Brigade) and 15 MG Coy (15th Brigade), 5th Australian Division, later part of 5th MG Battalion


VICTORIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENTS, A. I. F.
(in 3rd and 4th Light Horse Brigades)
  
  • 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment*
  • 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • ________
    * A combined Victorian/South Australian unit
     
  • 1st & 2nd REMOUNT REGIMENTS, AIF
  • Raised Melbourne, 1914. Served in Australia and Egypt.

     

    Principal WW1 battles: Gallipoli, Beersheba, Western Front


    ARTILLERY (VICTORIA)

    2nd Field Artillery Brigade (4th, 5th, 6th Batteries, 2nd Brigade Ammunition Column)

    4th Field Artillery Brigade (10th, 11th, 12 Batteries, 4th Brigade Ammunition Column)

    6th Field Artillery Brigade (16th, 17th, 18th, 21st Batteries, 106th Howitzer Battery, 6th Brigade Ammun. Column)

    8th Field Artillery Brigade (29th, 30th, 31st Batteries, 108th Howitzer Battery, 8th Brigade Ammun. Column)

    12th Field Artillery Brigade (46th, 47th, 48, 49th Batteries, 12th Brigade Ammunition Column)

    14th Field Artillery Brigade (53rd, 54th, 55th Batteries, 114th Howitzer Battery, 14th Brigade Aummun. Col.)

    15th Field Artillery Brigade (57th, 58th, 59th Batteries, 15th Brigade Ammunition Column)

    Source: Box Allan: Victorian Diggers: Box Military Books: 2nd ed.: 1997


    ENGINEERS (VICTORIA)

  • 3rd Field Company Engineers
  • 6th Field Company Engineers
  • 10th Field Company Engineers

    Source: Box Allan: Victorian Diggers: Box Military Books: 2nd ed.: 1997


    SIGNALS (VICTORIA)

  • 1st Signal Company Engineers


    SERVICE CORPS (VICTORIA)

  • 1st Division Train -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Coys
  • 1st Australian Reserve Park -- 8th, 300th, 301st Coys
  • 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train -- 12th Coy
  • 8th Infantry Brigade Train -- 18th Coy

    Source: Box Allan: Victorian Diggers: Box Military Books: 2nd ed.: 1997


    FIELD AMBULANCE (VICTORIA)

  • 2nd Field Ambulance (raised Melbourne, 1914)
  • 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
  • 6th Field Ambulance (raised Melbourne 1915)
  • 10th Field Ambulance (raised Melbourne, 1916)


    PIONEERS (VICTORIA)

  • 3rd Pioneer Battalion (HQ and `A' Coy).

    `B' Coy was from New South Wales, in which served former Australian Prime Minister's father, Lyle Howard. VC Winner Walter Peeler, born and enlisted in Victoria, won his medal in October 1917 while serving with the Lewis Machine Gun Section of 3rd Pioneer Battalion.

    [Information provided by Frank Noonan: his address in `Visitors' Leads & Information Page']

     

     

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    'The graves of heroes killed
    at Villers-Bretonneux. The
    AIF Cemetery at Aubigny'.
     
    TOTAL AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES
    IN WORLD WAR 1
     
    Western Front battle casualties = 181,099
    Total Western Front killed in action: = 46,319
    Infantry battle casualties (Western Front) = 159,359
    Artillery battle casualties (Western Front) = 12,832
    Total gassed = 13,702
     
    ARMY, killed in action (all theatres) = 51,098
    Total non-fatal casualties = 129,319
    Total army casualties = 180,417
    Infantry percentage casualties = 79 % of embarkations
    Artillery percentage casualties = 58 % of embarkations
    Light Horse percentage casualties = 32 % of embarkations
     
    [Source: Horner, David: The Gunners: A History of Australian Artillery: Allen & Unwin: NSW: Australia: 1995]
     
    Avenue of Honour, Woodend, Victoria.
    The Avenue of Honour, Woodend, Victoria. Oak trees commemorate
    fallen comrades from the locality who died in World War 1.
     

      
    CLICK below for details about Pozieres battle.
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    Books about World War 1 available from the Australian War Memorial shop, Canberra


     
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    Books about Australians in WW 1

     




     

    DVDs including memorable Australians at war movies
    (take a peek without leaving this site)




    An important Remembrance Day site with many educational links
    which celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Armistice Day ending WW1


    Answer to allegations of indiscipline of Australian troops in WW1--an interesting website


     




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