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  Our Dear Old Battalion: The Story of the 7th Battalion AIF, 1914-1919
Our Dear Old Battalion: 7th Batt AIF 1914-19

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 320 pages
Author: R. Austin
Other Data: photos, maps, nominal roll, roll of honour, index
ISBN: 0957975236

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Product Code: SLO025

When four Victoria Crosses were awarded to officers and men of the 7th Battalion following the Lone Pine attacks at Gallipoli during August 1915, the battalion's enviable fighting record was confirmed. No other Australians battalion during two World Wars has match the 7th's record of four VCs in a single battle!

The 7th Battalion was formed in August 1914, and during its existence had three outstanding Commanding Officers; Lt-Cols 'Pompey' Elliott, Carl Jess and 'Dad' Herrod. With fine leaders such as these men, the 7th Battalion was destined for success. Recruited mainly from Bendigo, central Victoria and the Western District, the 7th Battalion had as its motto 'Cede Nullis' of 'Concede nothing'.

Having fought in three major battles at Gallipoli - The Landing of 25 April 1915, Krithia and then Lone Pine, by the time the battalion reached France, it was battle-hardened, but great sacrifices were to be required before the war was over, with battles like Pozieres, Ypres and Lihons exacting a heavy cost.

'Our Dear Old Battalion' is a stirring story of one of Australia's most famous infantry units of the Great War, tracing its formation and early life at Broadmeadows, training in Egypt, then to Gallipoli, and after another spell in Egypt, to the Western Front in 1916. Written by one of Australia's most prolific military historians, the book is profusely illustrated with photos and maps and contains many appendices, including Honours and Awars, Honour and Nominal Rolls.

1. The Path to War
2. Egypt and Ismailia
3. The Anzac Landings
4. To Cape Helles and Krithia
5. Return to Anzac
6. Lone Pine
7. Lemnos and the Evacuation of Anzac
8. Egypt and a New Commanding Officer
9. First Months in France
10. Pozieres
11. Second Pozieres
12. Back to Belgium
13. More Winter Mud
14. Menin Road
15. Broodseinde Ridge
16. The German Offensive
17. Peaceful Penetration
18. Lihons
19. Herleville Woods
20. The Armistice and Home
Appendix 1: Battle Honours of the 7th Battalion, 1st AIF
Appendix 2: Prisoners of War
Appendix 3: Honour Roll
Appendix 4: Honours and Awards
Appendix 5: Enlistments from the Citizen Forces
Appendix 6: Nominal Roll

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7th Battalion AIF. January 17, 2016
Reviewer: Philip Taylor from Geelong  
My Great Uncle Joseph Royal Surrige Lemon landed in the second wave as a member of C Company. Buried Lemnos-DOD Nov 15. A miracle that he survived that long. This book is the information that puts names, personality and identity to the general knowledge of what we know about the landing and the subsequent actions of the Battalion. Ron Austin puts into perspective what we should all be thankful for today, and what that generation of men and women sacrificed for the next generations. A remarkable history and insight into the 7th Battalion.

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Have not read the book. May 1, 2015
Reviewer: Steve Nethery  
I have just returned from Gallipoli for the 100th Anniversary commemoration's and was able to be at my grandmothers (Mary Nethery's) cousins grave Trafford Pettigrew 100 years after he was killed.Trafford was in the 7th battalion and was part of the 2nd wave that landed on the 25th of April 1915 after disembarking from his boat.He is buried at N0 2 Outpost Cemetery.

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