About This Unit
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.
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
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 25 April 1915 to 19 December 1915
- Pozieres 23 July 1916 to 4 September 1916
- Mouquet Farm 8 August 1916 to 5 September 1916
- German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages 15 February 1917 to 3 April 1917
- Lagnicourt 15 April 1917
- Second Bullecourt 3 May 1917 to 17 May 1917
- Menin Road 20 September 1917 to 25 September 1917
- Broodseinde 4 October 1917 to 5 October 1917
- Hazebrouck 12 April 1918 to 15 April 1918
- Amiens 8 August 1918 to 11 August 1918
- Albert 1918 (Chuignes) 21 August 1918 to 23 August 1918
- Epehy 2 October 1918 to 5 October 1918
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