WHALE OIL GUARDS 53rd Inf. Battalion AIF
  • WHALE OIL GUARDS 53rd Inf. Battalion AIF
  • WHALE OIL GUARDS 53rd Inf. Battalion AIF

53rd ' WHALE OIL GUARDS 53rd Infantry Battalion AIF Book


' WHALE OIL GUARDS (53rd Australian Inf. Bn' by J.J. Kennedy DSO.

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' WHALE OIL GUARDS (53rd Australian Infantry Battalion ' by J.J. Kennedy DSO.
The author was the Chaplain to the 53rd Inf Bn. Follows the 53rd Battalion
AIF history from its formation in Egypt through the various battles.

The title of this book is attributed to the fact that the CO ordered his men to polish
their steel helmets with whale oil so that they would shine! The 53rd Battalion
were much respected for their fine services at Peronne, Le Catelet, Bullecourt,
Polygon Wood, and the breaking of the Hindenburg Line. These battles are all
covered in this book. Appendixes, Honours & Awards. At Wars end the Battalion
Casualties numbered 647 killed, 1647 wounded.
Since 1919......Although a smaller Battalion History still the Best for 53rd Battalion medal or genealogy research !


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Book Condition:
Total Pages:
143 pp.
Publication Date:
2009 reprint (original pub 1919)
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Cover Type:
SB - Printed cardback

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