For Australia the First World War remains the most costly conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of which over 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.
In general terms with Australian unit histories the quality of authorship is very good, most of them share the common strength of making plentiful mention of the individual officers and men who served, fought, died, was wounded, or taken prisoner, or who came safely home at the end of it all. They are a prime source for genealogists and military historians.
28th. A Record of war service with the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-15
Volume one, Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos Island, Sinai Peninsula., (note the author never completed his planed Volume two, which would have covered the period from mid-1916 through to the Armistice.)
The Bn. was rased in April 1915 and fought in Gallipoli and on the Western Front