8th Infantry Battalion (Vic) 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, AIF

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About This Unit

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The 8th Battalion raised at Broadmeadows Camp north of Melbourne was the last of the four battalions raised 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 white upper the fourth battalion 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

 

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