Portal:Military of Australia/Units/September 25

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Australian 1st Battalion troops Lone Pine AWM A04062.jpg

The Australian 1st Battalion was raised for the First Australian Imperial Force during the First World War and formed part of the Australian 1st Brigade. The 1st Battalion was formed from soldiers recruited in New South Wales in 1914 and left Australia for Egypt in October 1914. The 1st Battalion saw action in Gallipoli in 1915 and took part in the Battle of Lone Pine. The 1st Battalion was deployed to France in 1916 and served with the Australian force there until the end of the war. During this period the Battalion saw action in several major battles including the Battle of Pozières, Bullecourt and the German spring offensive. The 1st Battalion was disbanded in May 1919.