The Preface to this comprehensive record of Tasmanians in the First World War states that it ‘aims at giving to the people of this generation and of generations yet to come an idea of what Tasmanian soldiers did and endured. Family and local historians with Tasmanian interests and the ‘generations yet to come’ who will find this an immensely useful record – not only for the names and details given, but for the historical accounts of the various units and fields of service. This narrative record is covered in 9 chapters – Organising for Battle – Egypt and Gallipoli.- 3rd, 9th, 12th 15th and 25th battalions – France and Belgium – 12th and 15th battalions – France and Belgium – 26th and 40th battalions – France and Belgium – 47th and 52nd battalions – artillery – Egypt and Palestine – 3rd Light Horse – The Australian Army Medical Corps – Prisoners in Germany – The Civilian Effort The comprehensive Appendixes list:; – District Enlistments – Summary for about 400 Tasmanian towns giving town population, number of enlistments and number who died from each – Decorations – summary of the various awards and the numbers of recipients – Tasmania’s Muster Rolls. These generally give name, rank, date of enlistment, length of service, rank on discharge and other remarks – nearly 90 Nurses – approx. 12,500 Officers, N.C.O’s and Men – over 90 Tasmanians who enlisted in other states Maps and Photos are included.
TASMANIA’S WAR RECORD 1914-1918
Excellent history originally published for the Goverment of Tasmania in 1921. Includes Tasmanian forces in Gallipoli, Egypt, France & Belgium (12th, 15th, 40th, 47th & 52nd Bns. AIF, 3rd Light Horse & 9th & 17th Artillery Batteries); also chapters on the Medical Corps, Prisoners in Germany & The Civilian Effort, with a complete roll of some 13,000 who enlisted, of whom 2400 were killed, noting wounds, awards.