The Author, whose relatives had served with the 46th, was concerned that no Official History was ever written about the 46th.
The 46th Battalion was raised in Egypt on 24 February 1916 as part of the “doubling” of the AIF. The Battalion was made up of Gallipoli veterans from the 14th Battalion, and new reinforcements from Australia. Reflecting the composition of the 14th, the new battalion was composed mostly of men from Victoria. This is the only Battalion History of the 46th. This book was first published in 1999 and this book being offered is that 1st edition .
Follows the 46th Battalion 1st AIF history from its formation in Egypt. The Battalion landed in France during June 1916. Notable battles, that the Bn fought were at the Somme Pozières Bullecourt Messines Ypres Menin Road Polygon Wood Passchendaele Hamel Amiens Albert Hindenburg Line.
The Appendixes contain valuable sections, relating personal memories from the 46th members, there is an extensive collection of pictures pertaining to battalion members and a detailed nominal roll.
A prime source for genealogists and military historians. 46th Battalion medal or genealogy research !
- Book Condition:
- PERFECT - NEW BOOK
- Total Pages:
- 130 + numerous photo plates and nominal roll
- Publication Date:
- 1st edition
- Dimensions in mm :
- 300 x 210 x 10
- Weight in grams:
- Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
- Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate