5th Division Headquarters 5th Division, AIF

About This Unit

The 5th Division was raised in Egypt in February 1916 as part of the expansion of the AIF. It comprised the following Infantry Brigades:

8th Brigade (All States, expect TAS)

14th Brigade (NSW)

15th Brigade (VIC/ NSW)

The 8th Brigade was raised entirely in Australia before the expansion of the AIF had occurred and thus contained only fresh troops. The 14th and 15th Brigades, however, were formed half by experienced Gallipoli troops from the 1st and 2nd Brigades respectfully with the other half formed by fresh reinforcements from Australia.    

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