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.
STORY OF THE SEVENTEENTH BATTALION AIF IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918
A detailed and conscientious history, each chapter having explanatory headings and each major action being accompanied by a clear explanatory map or diagram. The book covers the raising of the Bn.in 1915, its services in Egypt and Gallipoli, and Sues, and then on to the Western Front. A great many members are named in the Narrative in in the picture captions. A great source for genealogists.
Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards, and unit nominal roll complete this history.