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- battle honours : Villers Bretonneux (remove)
- commanding officer : Cheeseman, William Joseph Robert (remove)
- Conflict : First World War, 1914-1918 (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...