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.
CategoryBattle
Date from5 October 1918
Related places Montbrehain
Related units
  • 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    • Related objects
    • RCDIG0001111
    • P05248.094