About This Unit
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.
- Fromelles (Fleurbaix) 19 July 1916 to 20 July 1916
- Bullecourt 3 May 1917 to 17 May 1917
- Polygon Wood 26 September 1917 to 3 October 1917
- Dernancourt/Ancre 27 March 1918 to 30 April 1918
- Villers Bretonneux 5 April 1918 to 25 April 1918
- Amiens 8 August 1918 to 11 August 1918
- Mont St Quentin/Peronne 31 August 1918 to 3 September 1918
- Hindenburg Line 28 September 1918 to 5 October 1918
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