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7th BATTALION A.I.F. WW1 AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY BOOK

7th BATTALION A.I.F. WW1 AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY BOOK

7th Battalion AIF - Resume of Activities of the Seventh Battalion in the Great War 1914-1918 - by Arthur Dean & W Gutteridge - 

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7th Battalion AIF Military History Book

 

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Resume of Activities of the Seventh Battalion in the Great War 1914-1918 ' by A. Dean & E. Gutteridge.
This is the Official Battalion Military History Book compiled and written by Dean & Gutteridge in association with the 7th Infantry Battalion Unit History Committee.
Gutteridge was for sometime the Medical Officer for the 7th Battalion during World War One. He served with the 7th Battalion on Gallipoli and the Western Front.
Dean joined the 7th Bn in July 1915 he worked his way up through the ranks becoming a Lieutenant. He was wounded twice, receiving a gun shot wound at the Battle of Broodseinde in 1917 and was later gassed. After the war he was admitted to the Bar, finally becoming a High Court Judge in 1949. He was Knighted in 1960 and died in 1970.
 
This book was first published in 1933. The book for sale is a professionally produced direct reprint of that battalion history. The 7th Battalion was among the first infantry units to rally for the AIF during the First World War. Lieutenant Colonel H. E. “Pompey” Elliott formed the Battalion within a fortnight of the war being declared during August 1914. The Battalion embarked with the first troop transports just two months later.
This battalion History Book follows the 7th Battalion 1st AIF history from its formation in country Victoria. The 7th was a Territorial Battalion thus members were from both Melbourne and country Victoria - Bendigo being well represented.
Training took place at Broadmeadows Victoria and later in Egypt.
The 7th Battalion landed at ANZAC Gallipoli on the 25 April 1915, as part of the second wave. Ten days after the landing, the 2nd Brigade was transferred from ANZAC to Cape Helles to help in the attack on the village of Krithia. The attack captured little ground but cost the brigade almost a third of its strength.
The 7th Bn although depleted of its strength returned to Anzac. The 7th Battalion then took part in the August Offensive where it fought with great honour at the Battle of Lone Pine.  Four members of the 7th Battalion AIF, Acting Corporal W. Dunstan, Lieutenant W. Symons, Corporal A. S. Burton and Captain Tubb, earned the Victoria Cross.
The Battalion served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December.
The 7th Battalion next major action was in France at Pozières in the Somme valley where it fought between 23-27 July and 15-21 August 1916. Following on the Battalion fought at many of the major WWI battles including the Somme in 1918, Bullecourt Hindenburg Line 1917, Ypres 1917, Menin Road , Polygon Wood , Broodseinde , Poelcappelle , Passchendaele , Hazebrouck , Amiens and Albert during latter part 1918.
 
There was a high human cost to gain the 7th Battalion's Battle Honours
1045 members were killed with over 2000 7th members wounded.
 
A full soldier named Nominal Roll completes this valuable Battalion History Book.
 
In 2004 the acclaimed Australian military author Ron Austin wrote an enlarged illustrated 7th Battalion History. Click here to see this 1st edition Hard cover book Our Dear Old Battalion.

 
Click here to read more of this Famous Australian Military Battalion


  • Total Pages: 191
  • Publication Date: 2010 reprint of original edition 1933
  • Nominal Roll ? :- Has a full member roll
  • Dimensions in mm : 191 x 145 x 12
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Book Condition: Perfect - new Book
  • Weight in grams: 287

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