About This Unit
The 9th Battalion was raised as the first battalion in the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division, drawn from the "outer' or smaller States. The colour patch reveals its connections. The rectangle signifies the First Division. The pale blue lower portion indicates the third brigade in the Division and the black upper the first battalion of the brigade. An 'A' was added after ANZAC to indicate formations and units that served there.
The 9th Battalion was raised at Ennoggera near Brisbane in Queensland. Like its sister Battalions in the 3rd Brigade, they would go on to make history at Gallipoli as the Covering Force - the first ashore.
The AWM unit history is here: 9th Battalion
PTE J. Leak, VC
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