Title: Cobbers in Khaki – the History of the 8th Battalion, 1914 – 1919
Author: Austin, Ronald
Condition: very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1997
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 315 pages
Comments: The detailed history of the Eighth Battalion AIF during World War One – Now exceptionally scarce as a 1st Edition.
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 Medal and the Croix de Guerre.
Nominal Roll included