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.
FIGHTING 10th 10th Battalion, A.I.F. 1914-19
This history contains a great deal of biographical information concerning officers and men who served. It is combined with numerous extracts from the Bn. War Diary and from congratulatory messages received by the Bn. from time to time. The period covered is from 17.08.1914 (formation at Morphetville, South Australia) to 17.03.19 (disbandment at Chatelet, Belgium).