24th-25th Infantry. (2nd Sydney Battalion – City of Sydney, Scottish Rifles)

24th Infantry.

24th INFANTRY (2nd Sydney Battalion) - 25th INFANTRY REGIMENT (City of Sydney, Scottish Rifles)

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 Defense 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."

Wikipedia


Lieutenant Colonel: Gustave Mario RAMACIOTTI. (Commanding Officer 24th Infantry Battalion 1912-1915) Soldier, Sydney, N.S.W.

Major: Edward Acton LLOYD. (Lieutenant; 25th-26th Infantry Regiment) Clerk, Rose Bay, N.S.W.

Major: Harold Henry McMINN. (N.S.W. Scottish Rifles) Soldier.

Captain: Norman Sydney CAIRNS. M.C. & Bar M.I.D (25th Infantry Regiment) Draftsman, Waverley, N.S.W. 

Lieutenant: Henry George "Poddy" HAYMAN. (N.S.W. Scottish Rifles) Assistant Manager, Botany, N.S.W.

Lieutenant:  927 John LANG (N.S.W. Scottish Rifles) Clerk, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Staff Sergeant: 395 Edward John Cecil CROSSINGHAM. M.M. (N.S.W. Scottish Rifles)

Company Sergeant Major: 783 Thomas Frederick HARPER (25A Infantry Regiment) Hairdresser,

Private: 368 Charles Edward BLACKETT.  (Scottish Rifles) Fettler,

Camp Photo, E.F Company 24th Infantry Regiment 1914. Kensington, N.S.W.

(AWM PO1699.001)


NEW SOUTH WALES REGIMENTS


 12th Inf Regt (Byron)- 13th Inf Regt -14th Inf Regt (Hunter River)-16th Inf Regt (Newcastle)-18th Inf Regt (North Sydney)- 19th Inf Regt (Kuring-Gai) 20th Inf Regt -21st Inf Regt (Woollahra)-24th Inf Regt (East Sydney)-25th Inf Regt (City of Sydney, Scottish Rifles)-25th Inf Regt (City of Sydney, Scottish Rifles)-26th Inf Regt-29th Inf Regt (Australian Rifles)-31st Inf Regt (Leichardt)-33rd Inf Regt (Irish Rifles)-34th Inf Regt-36th Inf Regt (St Georges English Rifles)-37th Inf Regt (Illawarra)- -39th Inf Regt-39th Fortress Company (Newcastle)-41st Inf Regt (Blue Mountains)- 42nd Inf Regt (Lachlan - Macquarie)-43rd Inf Regt (Werriwa)-44th Inf Regt (Riverina)- SUS (Sydney University Scouts)


Under Construction: 06/11/2014-25/06/2017.