2nd Infantry Battalion (NSW) 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF

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About This Unit

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2nd Infantry Battalion 1st Brigade 1st Division AIF 

The 2nd Battalion was raised as part of the 1st Brigade in the 1st Division.  Its colour patch tells its connection - the rectangle signifies the First Division.  The green lower portion indicates the first brigade in the Division and the purple upper the second battalion. 

The 2nd Battalion was rasied at Liverpool SW of Sydney in August1914.  Its men were drawn from northern NSW - "the Northern Rivers", including and north of the Hunter River. 

Battle/ Campaign/ Involvement 

  • ANZAC - Gallipoli (/explore/campaigns/1) 25 April 1915 to 19 December 1915
  • Lone Pine (/explore/campaigns/3) - 6th August 1915

  • 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
  • Lagnicourt 15 April 1917
  • Albert 1918 (Chuignes) 21 August 1918 to 23 August 1918
  • Epehy 2 October 1918 to 5 October 1918


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