Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force

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This page is about the land force raised in 1914 to occupy German colonies in the Pacific. For ships that took part in the expedition, see SS Berrima, SS Kanowna, HMAS Encounter, HMAS Australia, HMAS Sydney, HMAS Warrego, HMAS Yarra, HMAS Parramatta, HMAS AE1, HMAS AE2.

"Tropical Force, Australian" redirects here. Tropical Force, originally consisting of 3rd Battalion, was administratively part of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. Tropical Force was originally intended to be an independent tactical command operating north of the equator, but this operation was cancelled before it started, and Tropical Force was put under command of Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force at Rabaul.


Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Years active: August 1914 –
Country: Australia
Service: Australian Army
Branch: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Type: Formation
Specific type: Expeditionary force
Full size: 2,000
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Created: August 1914. 
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Alternate names: First Expeditionary Force, AN&MEF, ANMEF, Tropical Force
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Disbanded:
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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 and Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1st Battalion, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Subordinate level: Battalion
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical and Administrative
Subordinate unit: 2nd Battalion, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Subordinate level: Battalion
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical and Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3rd Battalion (Tropical Force), Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Subordinate level: Battalion
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical and Administrative
Subordinate unit: 4th Battalion (Tropical Force), Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Subordinate level: Battalion
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: Naval Brigade, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Subordinate level: Battalion
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: Pacific, Indian Ocean, West Indies and Western Mediterranean
Date entered: September 1914
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Personal narratives[edit]

These narratives relate to machine gun sections, medical detachment, signallers, supply and transport, or other support services, or can't be matched to battalions.

Captain John William Axtens[edit]

Diaries and letters cover service in:

Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley[edit]


Related media[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

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Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

  • AWM 4 Subclass 1/1: Australian Chief of General Staff war diary, covers the raising and despatching of the original expeditionary force.

Other sources[edit]

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