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 1895

    Australian Imperial Force 2310 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 6th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 2310 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 2310 Serjeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1892

    Australian Imperial Force 1713 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 1713 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1713 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1888

    Australian Imperial Force 1114 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "F" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1114 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1114 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Profile picture for Daniel Sidney Aarons

    Born 1885

    Died 1983

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 15th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force Captain 16th Australian Infantry Battalion

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 6235 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 20th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6235 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6235 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1892

    Australian Imperial Force 5737 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 18th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 5737 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 5737 Lance Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 294 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 294 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 294 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1898

    Australian Imperial Force 6072 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 19th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 6072 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 6072 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1890

    Australian Imperial Force 1848 Private 32nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 2nd Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 1848 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 1848 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.