About This Unit
The 9th Battalion at Ennoggera near Brisbane, Queensland was the first battalion raised 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.
Like its sister Battalions in the 3rd Brigade, they would go on to make history at Gallipoli as the Covering Force - the first ashore.
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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