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.
SEVENTH BATTALION A.I.F. 1914-1918
This is a well produced history of a Bn. raised in August 1914 which went on to become one of the most highly decorated in the 1st AIF (it gained four VCs at Lone Pine). Each chapter is dated to show the period being recorded, and at the end of most of them there is a summary of the casualties suffered. Many individuals are mentioned throughout. Nominal Roll with Honours and Casualties.