OLD SIXTEENTH Being a Record of the 16th Battalion A.I.F., During the Great War


The Bn was raised in September 1914 from volunteers in Western Australia and South Australia. It landed in Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 as part of the 4th Aust. Inf.Bde and took part in the desperate fighting around Sari Bair. Following the evacuation, it moved to the Western Front where three of its members gained the VC. The story of the Battalion is told with clarity and wry homour, each chapter having casualty statistics and details of awards.