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- Conflict : First World War, 1914-1918 (remove)
- commanding officer : Scanlan, John Joseph (remove)
- battle honours : Egypt, 1916 (remove)
UnitThe 59th Battalion was raised in Egypt on 21 February 1916 as part of the expansion of the AIF. Approximately half of its recruits came from the veteran 7th Battalion, and the other half were fresh re...
UnitThe 57th Battalion was raised in Egypt on 18 February 1916 as part of the "doubling" of the AIF. Half of its recruits were Gallipoli veterans from the 5th Battalion, and the other half, fresh reinforc...