PURPLE AND GOLD A History of the 30th Battalion (AIF)


The first part of the book is a narrative account of the Bn’s formation in NSW in August 1915. its arrival in Egypt (where it formed part of the Sinai Defence Force), and the its move to France in July 1916. Warfare on the Western Front is described fluently . Amongst notable battles, the Bn fought at Fromelles, Armentieres, Bapaume, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Amiens, and on the Hindenburg Line. Individual officers and men are mentioned liberally in the text, and some of the picture captions. The second part of the book consists of Sixty-five contributions by former members of the Bn. These personal memoirs make this history unusually vivid and absorbing. A unit nominal roll, including details of KIA. DOW., and Honours and awards complete this history.