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.
HISTORY OF THE FOURTEENTH BATTALION, AIF
A very thorough history. produced to the best standards of the 1920s. The Bns. principal battles are concisely described in forty-two chapters, with each page having extensive margin notes. Individual members are mentioned throughout, with lists of award winners listed for each action. A well produced history full of interest, and easy to consult, and also rare in its original printing with just 200 copy’s having been produced.Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards, list of brothers killed while serving with this Bn., and unit nominal roll complete this history.