Talk:15th Battalion (Australia)

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July 24, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
August 28, 2013 WikiProject A-class review Approved
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Copyediting notes[edit]

  • "Helliopolis": I'm not seeing relevant Google hits for that spelling.
  • "counter-attack": counterattack
  • "into "no man's land".": You use this phrase before this without quote marks.
  • I got down to Inter-war years. I don't see a problem with launching an A-class review. Best of luck. - Dank (push to talk) 21:04, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
    • G'day, Dank, thanks for taking a look. I've made those changes. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 22:39, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Took over where Dan left off -- outstanding points:

  • Under Interwar Years, "Upon re-forming, the battalion established its drill hall near the Brisbane Cricket Ground" is a bit ambiguous since we've just talked about a split in 1939 -- best state explicitly the re-forming battalion's name.
  • Under WWII, "the battalion sent a detachment of 200 men to undertake garrison duty in New Guinea" -- more specific about where, or the political entity of the time (e.g. Territory of Papua)? This becomes more important given you pipelink New Guinea to the New Guinea Campaign later.
    • Good point. I changed this to "Territory of Papua". AustralianRupert (talk) 00:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "In late 1941, as Japan entered the war, the battalion received several large drafts of conscripts" -- seems a bit vague and hard to fathom; since Japan entered the war on 7 December, does this mean the several large drafts occurred over the next 24 days?
    • I tried to clarify this a bit more, as it wasn't quite right what I had before. The three mass drafts arrived Nov-Dec 41 according to Park. AustralianRupert (talk) 00:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "free up troops from the 7th Division for further to the west" -- something missing here?
    • Yes, well spotted. I added a link to the following campaign. AustralianRupert (talk) 00:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Under Legacy, suggest spelling out and linking the decorations. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:56, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
    • I wasn't sure about this one, as I'd already linked several of them in the First World War section and didn't want to over-link. I spelt out MIDs and added a link for that, though, as I hadn't previously done so. I really appreciate you taking a look on this one, Ian; if you have any further points or feel I haven't quite met your intent, please let me know. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 00:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
      • Quite right, I was looking too far up the article to see if they were spelt out and linked -- what you've done is fine. I think the article's in good shape, looking fwd to the ACR. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 01:04, 18 August 2013 (UTC)