Title: A Brief History of The 1st Division


Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1985


Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 42 pages

Comments: The brief history of the First Division AIF during World War I. Now a scarce and highly desirable unit history book.

The 1st Division is the main formation of the Australian Army and contains the majority of the army’s regular forces. Its headquarters is in Enoggera, a suburb of Brisbane. At the request of HQJOC, First Division also has the role to stand up a Deployable Joint Force Headquarters (DJFHQ) for a Land based operation—this deployable HQ is a joint formation, comprising units of the RAN and the RAAF, as well as the army.

The division was first formed in 1914 as a part of the First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF). It was part of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli campaign, and has existed in one form or another since.

The Australian 1st Division was formed in August 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, as part of the Australian Imperial Force. It made the first landing at Anzac Cove as part of the Battle of Gallipoli. In 1916 the division was sent to France where it served on the Western Front for the remainder of the war.

Includes the organisational chart for the 1st Division in 1985.