Battle of Montbrehain

Conflict Battle of Montbrehain
Category Battle

The last action involving Australian infantry on the Western Front in the First World War. Following the breaking of the Hindenburg Line, the attack on Montbrehain on 5 October 1918 represented an attempt to breach the final elaborate system of German defences based on the Beaurevoir trench line system. Advancing on the early morning of 5 October the 6th Brigade AIF succeeded in occupying the village and in the process took 400 German prisoners. The action claimed 430 Australian casualties.