History of the 19th Battalion, AIF
Wayne Matthews and David Wilson
Formed in Sydney in March 1915, 19th Battalion AIF, had many recruits who had already served with the Australian force that captured German New Guinea.
This history covers training in Egypt, four months on Gallipoli, then defending the Suez Canal.
The men then moved to the Western Front in France in early 1916 where it participated in all the major campaigns in France and Flanders.
A Victoria Cross was awarded, when Lieutenant Percy Storkey demonstrated his bravery at Hangard Wood in 1918 – and many other awards were made to battalion men.
The authors, both FFFAIF members, had access to private photographs, letters, diaries, the official history and war diaries. This also has a nominal roll and much biographical information on a CD that comes free with each book.
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