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


by Ron Austin

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

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ISBN: 9780646290454

The history of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1919

WW1 Eighth Battalion Unit History Gallipoli France Western Front Second Brigade Victoria Ballarat Herleville Great War


New 2nd Edition, 315 pages, 6 1/2″x9 1/2″, Card Cover, Nominal Roll, Honour Roll, Honour and Awards, Bibliography, Index.

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