53rd Infantry Battalion (NSW) 14th Brigade, 5th Division, AIF

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About This Unit

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The 53rd was the first of four Battalions of the 14th Brigade, all drawn largely from NSW, that were to become part of the 5th Division. This was part of the 'doubling' of the AIF in Egypt in early 1916: the 53rd was the 'pup' Battalion of the 1st Battalion. Its colour patch comprised a vertically aligned rectangle signifying the 5th Division.  The green bar on the right signified the 14th Brigade and the black bar on the left the first of the four battalions in the brigade.

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