Find out about the history of your australian relatives in ww1

Compose a war diary / 3 tables / 3.1 units
This site is dedicated to my Grandfather, who disappeared after returning from WWI. He fought for my freedom which I know does not come without cost. I am eternally grateful for his efforts and what he stood for. I love you Grandad, good on ya mate. FOR KING & COUNTRY. R.I.P. Albert Alfred Curry.

Units are like small blocks of people placed into larger formations

From your Service Records you can find out what units your serviceperson was in. Most importantly write the dates from start to finish in each unit they served in and what rank they held at the time. This can help you build one half of your war profile in chapter five.

Australian Military Units from World War I-II, Malayan Emergency, Korean, Vietnam.
Army Structure Section, Platoon, Company, Battalion, Brigade, Division, Corps, Army

World War I

Infantry and Mounted Divisions WWI
Australian Infantry Battalions WWI

The 1st AIF was dominated by Infantry men .Of those that served overseas the break down of their service was.

Infantry 210,981
Machine Guns 4,476
Artillery 23,387
Trench Mortars 1,218
Engineers 9,950
Tunnellers 3,970
Light Horse 30,365
Australian Flying Corps 2,275
Australian Army Service Corps 9,735
Australian Army Medical Corps 12,945
Australian Army Nursing Service 2,054
General Reinforcements 15,071
Miscellaneous ARMS Returned to Australia 2,555
Wireless 434
Cyclists 570
Chaplains 386
Transport Officers 531
Veterinary 378
   
Total Enlistments 421,809
Served Overseas 331,781
   
Killed in Action 53,993
Non Battle Deaths 7,727
Wounded in Action 137,013
Gassed 16,496
Prisoners of War 3,647
Prisoner-of-War Deaths 109

My Family’s units during WWI

Albert Alfred Curry
29.11.15 – 16.02.16 PVT 15th Reinforcements, 4th Infantry Battalion.
16.02.16 – 06.08.16 PVT 56th Infantry Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
06.08.16 – 16.03.17 GNR 51st Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.
16.03.17 – 08.09.18 GNR 50th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.
08.09.18 – 11.11.18 DVR 51st Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.

Henry Ernest Curry
27.08.15 – 16.02.16 PVT 7th Reinforcements, 20th Infantry Battalion.
16.02.16 – 17.03.16 PVT 56th Infantry Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
17.03.16 – 14.03.18 GNR 51st Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.
31.07.17 – 14.03.18 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
14.03.18 – 08.09.18 GNR 50th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.
08.09.18 – 11.11.18 GNR 51st Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.

Henry John Marchment
25.10.15 – 16.02.16 PVT 7th Reinforcements, 20th Infantry Battalion.
16.02.16 – 10.03.16 PVT 56th Infantry Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
10.03.16 – 26.03.17 PVT 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
26.03.16 – 02.03.18 DVR 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
02.03.18 – 11.11.18 DVR 14th MG Company, 5th MG Battalion, 5th Division.

Robert Westall Marchment
25.10.15 – 16.02.16 PVT 7th Reinforcements, 20th Infantry Battalion.
16.02.16 – 11.03.16 PVT 56th Infantry Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
11.03.16 – 15.08.17 DVR 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
15.08.17 – 01.02.18 PVT 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
01.02.18 – 02.03.18 L/CPL 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
02.03.18 – 11.11.18 L/CPL 14th MG Company, 5th MG Battalion, 5th Division.

Stan Hastings Marchment
25.10.15 – 25.03.16 PVT 7th Reinforcements, 20th Infantry Battalion.
25.03.16 – 31.03.16 PVT Overseas Base
31.03.16 – 26.04.16 PVT Marched in and posted 5th Training Battalion
26.04.16 – 05.06.16 PVT 5th Training Battalion.
05.06.16 – 16.02.16 PVT 2nd Australian Division Base Depot
16.02.16 – 24.07.17 PVT 20th Infantry Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division.
24.07.17 – 26.09.17 PVT 14th MG Company, 14th Brigade, 5th Division.
26.07.17 K.I.A. Battle of Polygon Wood, Glencorse Wood

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