16th at Bullecourt, the returned, D Company

16th at Bullecourt, the returned, D Company

On the 11th of April 1917, Australian forces attacked a sector of the Hindenberg Line between Bullecourt and Queant. The 16th Battalion A.I.F. was one of four Battalions of the 4th Brigade involved in the attack. The initial advance was successful with the Brigade taking it's 1st and 2nd objectives into the 2nd line German trenches albeit with many casualties. However the hold was tenuous, enfilading machine gun fire made resupply impossible and the attackers soon began to run out of ammunition. A succession of fierce counterattacks eventually drove the Australians back to their own lines, by this time 75% of the 16th were either wounded or dead. The 16th went into the fight with 20 officers and 797 other ranks, the battalion lost in this one day's fighting 17 officers and 623 other ranks, dead, wounded and prisoners of war. This community has been compiled using the list in the Regimental History of those that were involved in the attack and were present at the roll call afterwards, there are a number of inconsistencies with both spelling of names and regimental numbers but the service records would suggest these are the correct men.

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  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 1753 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 1753 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1753 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1873

    Australian Imperial Force 6005 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 19th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6005 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6005 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 1130 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1130 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "G" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1130 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 3704 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 12th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 3704 Private (Stretcher Bearer) 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 3704 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 4609 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 14th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 4609 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 4609 Lance Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1897

    Australian Imperial Force 5670 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 18th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5670 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5670 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 768 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 1st Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 768 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 768 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1896

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 2105 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 6th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 2105 Lance Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 2105 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1893

    Died 1918

    Australian Imperial Force 1915 Company Quarter Master Sergeant

    Australian Imperial Force 1915 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 5th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 1915 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 5337 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 17th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5337 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5337 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1896

    Australian Imperial Force 2631 Private 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, AIF

    Australian Imperial Force 2631 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 8th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 2631 Lance Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

  • Born 1882

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 5370 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 17th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5370 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5370 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1878

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 6573 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 21st Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6573 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6573 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1887

    Australian Imperial Force 1042 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "F" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1042 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1042 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1892

    Australian Imperial Force 1196 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "G" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1196 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1196 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 6111 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 19th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6111 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6111 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1890

    Died 1918

    Australian Imperial Force 650 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 650 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 650 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1885

    Australian Imperial Force 5358 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 17th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5358 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5358 Driver 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1896

    Australian Imperial Force 6016 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 19th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6016 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6016 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 5371 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 17th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5371 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5371 Lance Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.