47th Infantry Battalion (Qld & TAS) 12th Brigade, 4th Division, AIF

Normal 3803126

About This Unit

Big thumb normal 47th relawm13307 112

The 47th Battalion was raised in Egypt as part of the doubling of the AIF that took place after the evacuation of Gallipoli and prior to deployment to France.  The 47th was the 'pup' Battalion of the 15th Battalion, formed by transferring 50% of experienced officers NCO and men and supplementing them with new reinforcements from Australia.  Like its 'parent' most of the men in the 47th Battalion were from Queensland and Tasmania.

The 47th became the third of the four battalions of the 12th Brigade in the 4th Division.  The 4th Division had a mixture of colour patches and the sequential  colour coding that denoted Brigades and Battalions was not synchronous with the rest of the AIF, except in the case of the 13th Brigade.


Battle / Campaign / Involvement



If you have specialised knowledge of the unit and would to contribute more detail to the story on this site we would like to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from unit associations and keepers of unit heritage and traditions. Contact [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) to find out how.