49 Battalion AIF

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number MSS1439
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Sheet Music
Date made 1914-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0674
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Lyrics to song titled `Battalion national anthem', relating to 49 Battalion AIF. Song is jocular in tone, expressing weariness with army duties and routine. Annotation shows melody was `What a friend we have in Jesus'. The song was sent home by Pte Walter Truscott to his brother in Queensland.