18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

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18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Years active:
Country: Australia
Service: Australian Army
Branch: Australian Imperial Force
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
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Alternate names: 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 5th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Parent level: Brigade
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Personal narratives

Arthur John Moore Burrowes

From the State Library of New South Wales collection record:

'Arthur John Moore Burrowes, a soldier of Rooty Hill, New South Wales enlisted on 26 Mar. 1917 aged 39 years and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 Dec. 1917. He served with the 18th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement in France where he was wounded 8 Aug. 1918. He was treated in various hospitals in England before returning to Sydney on the HMT Takada, Feb.-Mar. 1919. He was in Randwick Military Hospital until the end of 1919, and lived until 1969'

Records in the collection

Wilbert Nugent Berg (1132)

AWM Description: 'Collection relating to 1132 Sergeant Wilbert Nugent Berg, who served initially with the 18th Battalion AIF before transferring to the 61st Battatalion AIF. Comprises two small diaries kept by Sgt Berg during 1915 to 1916, and 65 original letters handwritten by Sgt Berg to his parents and sister in Australia, during 1915-1916. The letters cover the period of his troopship voyage to Egypt, training, service on and evacuation from Gallipoli, his service in France, and his hospitalization in England and repatriation to Australia. Also includes one official letter advising Sgt Berg's family of him being wounded.'

Items on the AWM site:

See also: Wilbert Nugent BERG (1132)'s record on the AIF Project

Second Lieutenant Wilfred Emmott Addison

Private Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin

Related media

Official sources

Unit war diaries

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 23/35 (unknown date–unknown date) (images free for non-commercial use)

Unit histories

Other official documents

Other sources