33rd Infantry Battalion 9th Brigade 3rd Division, AIF

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About This Unit

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The 33rd Battalion was raised in northern NSW at Armidale and its men were intially drawn from that region.  It was to be the first of four Battalions forming the 9th Brigade, all largely drawn from men who enlisted in NSW.  Its lineage is signified by its Colour patch;  the eliptical shape denotes the Third Division, the green lower half the first brigade of the division and the black upper half the first battalion of that brigade.

The 33rd Battalion had only one commanding officer throughout the war, Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Moorshead  who was to go on to senior command in the Second World War commanding the 9th Division in the Western Desert campaign.

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