5th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

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5th 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: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
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For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 2nd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Parent level: Brigade
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Personal narratives

Lance Corporal George Booley

Frederick Heatley Symonds

Frederick Heatley Symonds joined this battalion in August 1914 and kept a diary while serving at Gallipoli in 1915. The diary has been transcribed by Heather Ford.

Francis George Didcock (Service number 52502)

Letters, postcards, cards, newspaper clippings, from a collection documenting the friendship between Fowler and Pte. Francis George Didcock, an Australian, held by The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

Sources, evidence: catalogue record includes service number and unit information. Based on record submitted for Henry Fowler by a member of the public.

Lieutenant John Joseph Bourke

Captain Herbert Spencer Dickinson

Lieutenant George Howard Earp

Captain George Lush Finlay

Major Robert Pearce Flockart

Private Harry Hodgman

Private Albert William Keown

Lieutenant George Leslie Makin

Sergeant Lawrence Stanley Vivian Moss

Sergeant Frank Jubilee Olle

Company Quartermaster Sergeant Richard Keith Phillips

Related media

Official sources

Unit war diaries

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 23/22 (unknown date–unknown date) (images free for non-commercial use)

Unit histories

Other official documents

Other sources