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Group reunion of the 7th Battalion AIF. The men all wear returned service badges on their lapels. ...
Group reunion of the 7th Battalion AIF. The men all wear returned service badges on their lapels. The 7th Battalion, was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Harold 'Pompey' Elliott, and along with the 5th, 6th and 8th Battalions formed the 2nd Brigade. The men of the 2nd Brigade all enlisted in Victoria. The 7th Battalion participated in the second wave of the Anzac landings, and whilst the unit was in Turkey four of its members received Victoria Crosses: Corpora (Cpl) l A S Burton, Acting Cpl W Dunstan, Lieutenant (Lt) W Symons and Lt F H Tubb. The Battalion moved to France in 1916 where it participated in many major actions between then and the end of the war including: Pozieres, Ypres Salient, Menin Road, Broodseinde, Bullecourt and Amiens. By 1918 the 7th Battalion was so depleted in strength that it was merged with the 6th Battalion to form a composite battalion.