About This Unit
The 23rd Battalion was raised at Broadmeadows north of Melbourne, in early 1915, to form the third Battalion of the 6th Brigade in the 2nd Division. Its colour patch denotes its lineage. The diamond shape signifies the 2nd Division. The red lower segment indicates that it is the second brigade of three in the Division and the bown upper segment indicates that the unit is the third of four battalions in the brigade.
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.
Battle /Campaign/ Involvement
ANZAC Apr - Dec 15
Pozieres 23 Jul-3 Sep 16
Mouquet Farm 7 Aug-3 Sep 16
Bapaume 1917 17-Mar-17
2nd Bullecourt 3-17 May 17
Menin Road 20-25 Sep 17
Polygon Wood 26 Sep-3 Oct 17
1st Passchendaele 12-Oct-17
Le Hamel 4-Jul-18
Amiens 8-11 Aug 18
Albert 1918 21-23 Aug 18
Albert 1918 (Chuignes) 21-23 Aug 18
Mont St Quentin 31 Aug-3 Sep 18
Beaurevoir 5 Oct 18
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