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25th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial

Description
Ornate marble and pressed copper Honour Board, dedicated to the men of the 25th Battalion who served during WWI. Displays commemorative elements of enamelled Unit badge, laurel wreath and totals of Killed in Action, Died of Other Causes, Wounded and Total Casualties.
Location
Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of 25th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial

Inscription
Refer to additonal images.
Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Honour Board
Commemorative services held

The Shrine of Memories is utilised on ANZAC Day.

Additional information

The 25th Battalion was raised at Enoggera in Queensland in March 1915 as part of the 7th Brigade. Although predominantly composed of men recruited in Queensland, the battalion also included a small contingent of men from Darwin. The battalion left Australia in early July, trained in Egypt during August, and by early September was manning trenches at Gallipoli. It left the peninsular on 18 December 1915.

After further training in Egypt, the 25th Battalion proceeded to France. Landing on 19 March 1916, it was the first AIF battalion to arrive there. It wook part in most of the major battles and received the following Honours:

Somme 1916, Pozieres, Bapaume 1917, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Hame|Amiens, Albert 1918, Mont St Quentin , Hindenburg Line, Beaurevoir, France and Flanders 1916-1918

The battalion went into the line one last time on 3 October 1918 and took part in a successful attack to break through the German defences around Beaurevoir. It was disbanded nine days later.

Recorded by
QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
8 April 2009

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