5th Infantry Battalion (VIC) 2nd Brigade 1st Division, AIF

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About This Unit

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The 5th Battalion was raised at Broadmeadows Camp north of Melbourne as the first battalion in the second Brigade of the 1st Division; as depicted by its colour patch.  The rectangle signifies the First Division.  The red lower portion indicates the second brigade in the Division and the black upper the first battalion. 

 

 

Battle/ Campaign/ Invovement

ANZAC / Gallipoli (/explore/campaigns/1) 25 April 1915 to 19 December 1915

Lone Pine (/explore/campaigns/3) 6th August 1915

Pozières (/explore/campaigns/5) 23 July 1916 to 4 September 1916

Mouquet Farm (/explore/campaigns/103) 8 August 1916 to 5 September 1916

Second Bullecourt (/explore/campaigns/6) 3 May 1917 to 17 May 1917

Menin Road (/explore/campaigns/26) 20 September 1917 to 25 September 1917

Broodseinde (/explore/campaigns/18) 4 October 1917 to 5 October 1917

Poelcapelle

2nd Passchendaele

Hazebrouck (/explore/campaigns/80) 12 April 1918 to 15 April 1918

Amiens (/explore/campaigns/14) 8 August 1918 to 11 August 1918

Albert 1918 (incl Chuignes) 21 August 1918 to 23 August 1918

Epehy 2 October 1918 to 5 October 1918

 

We would particularly like to encourage individual historians researchers or members of unit associations to contribute to the development of a more detailed history and photographs pertaining to this unit and its members.

Please contact  admin@vwma.org.au (mailto:admin@vwma.org.au)  for details on how to contribute.

 

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The 'A' ANZAC motif

'ANZAC' insignia

Members of the Australian Imperial Force who served on Gallipoli will be entitled to wear over the Unit “Colour Patch” on both sleeves of the Service Dress Jacket and Greatcoat the letter “A” an indication that the wearer had taken part in the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. - Military Order 354 of 1917

Members of the Australian Imperial Force who served on Gallipoli or the Islands of Lemnos, Imbros and Tenedos, or who have served on transports or hospital ships at or off Gallipoli or the Islands above-named, or in AIF lines of communication Units in Egypt will be entitled to wear over their Unit “Colour Patches” on both sleeves of their Service Dress Jacket and Greatcoat the letter “A” as an indication that the wearer had taken part in the Gallipoli operations. - Military Order 20 of 1918

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