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Re: 1st AIF Battalion Associations

From: diggerdave
Date: 10/17/2001
Time: 10:20:42 PM
Remote Name: 198.142.164.106

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Mike: you may already know that the 10th Infantry Battalion AIF was a South Australian raised battalion and the 13th Infantry Battalion was raised in New South Wales. I do not know of any associations for these two battalions but the unit history of the 13th Infantry Battalion was written in 1924 by T.A. White. The 13th Infantry Battalion was originally commanded by Lieut-Colonel Granville John Burnage of Newcastle, who was a Major in the 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles during the South African Boer War. What specific information were you seeking? Embarkation Rolls for both battalions contain basic details at time of enlistment eg Regimental Number,Rank, given names, age, address at enlistment, marital status, occupation, next of kin, date of enlistment etc. You may also find that there are a number of 'specialist' historians (many of whom contribute to this site) who would perhaps have more knowledge about specific battalions than any association. I myself have a very broad spectrum knowledge of the 600+ Hunter Valley men of New South Wales who enlisted for service in the South African Boer War of 1899-1902 and the 10,200+ Hunter Valley men who enlisted for service in the First World War of 1914-1918, including the 276 Hunter Valley men of the 13th Infantry Battalion. Regards from diggerdave.


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