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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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 2nd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Parent level: Brigade
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Personal narratives[edit]

Lance Corporal George Booley[edit]

Frederick Heatley Symonds[edit]

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)[edit]

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[edit]

Captain Herbert Spencer Dickinson[edit]

Lieutenant George Howard Earp[edit]

Captain George Lush Finlay[edit]

Major Robert Pearce Flockart[edit]

Private Harry Hodgman[edit]

Private Albert William Keown[edit]

Lieutenant George Leslie Makin[edit]

Sergeant Lawrence Stanley Vivian Moss[edit]

Sergeant Frank Jubilee Olle[edit]

Company Quartermaster Sergeant Richard Keith Phillips[edit]

Related media[edit]

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

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

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]