About This Unit
The 3rd Battalion was raised as part of the 1st Brigade in the 1st Division. Its colour patch is its 'pedigree'. The rectangle signifies the First Division. The green lower portion indicates the first brigade in the Division and the brown upper the third battalion. An 'A' was added after ANZAC to indicate formations and units that served there.
The 3rd Battalion was raised at Liverpool SW of Sydney in August1914. Its men were drawn from southern NSW - Goulburn Yass and down to Albury and across to Hay in the West.
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
Flers/Gueudecourt 18 October 1916 to 16 November 1916
German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages 15 February 1917 to 3 April 1917
Lagnicourt 15 April 1917
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