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- related units : Australian Imperial Force (remove)
- battle honours : Villers Bretonneux (remove)
- casualties : 647 killed, 1647 wounded (including gassed) (remove)
UnitThe 53rd Battalion was raised in Egypt on 14 February 1916 as part of the "doubling" of the AIF. Half of its recruits were Gallipoli veterans from the 1st Battalion, and the other half, fresh reinforc...