13th Infantry

Moree Volunteers Badge


Pre Word War One

"Compulsory Military Training Scheme that was introduced in 1910, which was directly responsible for expanding the Citizens Forces by up to 50 percent in the three years prior to the outbreak of World War I. Undoubtedly, the scheme proved to have numerous benefits, as many of these youths went on to serve in the First AIF during World War I and the expanded organisation allowed citizens forces officers more experience in commanding formed bodies of men. However, it was the main factors contributing to the decision to recruit the AIF on the basis of voluntary enlistment. Because the army in 1914 was largely made up of young men aged between 19 and 21 who had been enlisted under this scheme, and due to the provisions of the Defence Act that precluded sending conscripts overseas, upon the outbreak of the war it was necessary for the Australian Government to raise a separate force, outside of the Citizens Forces organisation for service overseas."


Lieutenant Colonel: Leslie MORSHEAD. School Teacher. (13th Infantry) 1910

Temporary Captain: 161 Donald Lincon McKENZIE. Time Keeper, Maitland, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)

Lieutenant: William Richard COOMBS. Survey Draughtsman from Armidale, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)

Sergeant: 1454 Roland Samuel PENNING. Bandmaster, Labourer, Armidale, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)

Private: 2436 James BRACK. Moree, N.S.W. (13th Infantry) 33rd Bn.

Private: 2277 Albert Thomas BYRNE. Moree, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)

Private: 42 Albert Henry COOPER. Kearsley, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)

Private: 2779 Richard Hercules CHARLTON.  Blacksmith, Armidale, N.S.W. (F Company, 13th Infantry)

Private: 3041 Arthur Albert ERWIN. Boot maker, Armidale, N.S.W. (A Company, 13th Infantry) 

Private: 453 Edward Bliss JOLLY. Labourer, Quirindi, N.S.W.  (D Company, 13th Infantry)

Private: 1890 John "Jack" NOLAN. Draper, West Narrabri, N.S.W. (D Company, 13th Infantry)

Private: 1274 Peter NOLAN. Grocer, West Narrabri, N.S.W. (D Company 13th Infantry)

Private: 211 Albert George SMITH.  Cooma, N.S.W. (A Company, 13th Infantry)  Now disbanded.

Private: 2410 Herbert James TENNANT. Moree, N.S.W. (13th Infantry)


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