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- commanding officer : Simpson, Adam James Goldie (remove)
- battle honours : Ypres, 1917 (remove)
- Conflict : First World War, 1914-1918 (remove)
- casualties : 529 killed, 1630 wounded (including gassed) (remove)
UnitThe 56th 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 4th Battalion, and the other half, fresh reinforc...