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.
FORTY-FIRST Being a Record of the 41st AIF during the Great War
This nicely presented book has an informative style which holds the reader’s attention.The Bn. served in all the great Australian battles on the Western Front. It had the remarkable record of never losing a single man taken POW. Their are plenty of references to individual members in the text. Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards, and unit nominal roll complete this history.