8th Battalion

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Private John W. Horgan.

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History

The 8th Battalion, 1st Division, was raised in August 1914 and was based on Ballarat's 70th Infantry. It's commanding Officer was Ballarat's Liuetenant Colonel William K. Bolton. The Battalion trained at Broadmeadows before embarking to Egypt on October 1914.[1]

Artefacts

The People

S. G. Allen - Ray G. Bennett - Rupert S. Barrett - William K. Bolton - L. C. Boak - Alfred E. Bray - W. H. Brownlow - Cyril Bryant - William H. Butterworth - Victor A. Chan - Graham Coulter - Gordon Crocker - Harold Crowther - Stanley R. Close - Duncan Colquhoun - John H. Culpin - Bryan J. Cuthbert - Frank J. Dale - Allen Dimond - Edmund Donnelly - Michael Francis Donnelly - Alfred Wilson - Charles Findlay - T. Claude Finlayson - Charles W. Frost - Stanley R. Close - J. J. Gibson - Joseph Grose - William C. Groves - Charles Henderson - John William George Horgan (1894-1918) - Roy Huggins - G. Everett James - John H. Larkin - Joseph H. Lugg - Maurice L. McLeod - John W. McCulloch - George Miller - Francis Morris - John C. Muller - Eric R. Newell - Patrick O’Donnell - George Parker - Frank R. Pollock - Alfred J. Rowsell - Robert M. Serjeant Jnr - Frank G. Stephens - Ronald N. Sumner - Francis H. Parker - Alfred H. Possingham - William J. Slattery - John P. Smith - F. Tatti - Herbert R. Trengove - William T. Usher - Alexander White

Battle Honours

ANZAC - Landing at ANZAC - Defence of ANZAC - Helles - Krithia - Suvla - Sari Bair - Gallipoli 1915 - Suez Canal - Egypt (1915-1916) - Somme (1916-1918) - Pozieres - Bullecourt - Ypres - Menin Road - Polygon Wood - Broodseinde - Poelcappelle - Passchendaele - Lys - hazebrouck - Amiens - Albert - hidenburg Line - Epehy - France & Flanders (1916-18)


See also

Ballarat Avenue of Honour

Navigators Avenue of Honour

World War One

Notes


References

  1. The Miner News, February 2016.


Further Reading

Ron Austin, Cobbers in Khaki, The History of the 8th Battalion 1914-1918, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, Victoria.

External Links

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U51448


--Clare K.Gervasoni 11:34, 20 May 2015 (AEST)

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