Cobbers in Khaki: The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914 - 1918

Ron Austin

 The 8th Infantry Battalion was formed in August 1914. They were recruited from Ballarat, central and western Victoria. Originally led by Lieutenant Colonel Bolton, the battalion served with distinction in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium. Three of its members were awarded the Victoria Cross - Lieutenant Joynt, Privates Cooke and Beatham. Their most decorated member was Captain Percy Lay. During his service on the Western Front, Lay was awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre.

Soft cover, photographs, 315 pages.