16th at Bullecourt, the officers

16th at Bullecourt, the officers

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 lists the 20 officers, there are some discrepancies in the Regimental History, Lts Wadge and Bradley are recorded as being in the pre attack officers patrol but not listed as being in the main attack, 2nd Lt McCarthy is listed as wounded during the battle but his records show he was wounded a few days earlier and was evacuated to England so I have included the first two and excluded him from this community.

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  • Born 1889

    Australian Imperial Force 24 Private 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "C" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 24 Corporal 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 24 Sergeant 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force W244042

    Australian Imperial Force Lieutenant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 13th Reinforcements

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

  • Born 1890

    Australian Imperial Force W18576

    Australian Imperial Force Private 20 Depot

    Australian Imperial Force Sergeant 22 Depot

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 10th Reinforcements

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

  • Born 1891

    Australian Imperial Force 2478 Private 11th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 7th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force 2478 Private 51st Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F

    Australian Imperial Force 2478 Lance Corporal 51st Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F

  • Profile picture for Percy Charles Herbert Black

    Born 1877

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 170

    Australian Imperial Force Major 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF

    Australian Imperial Force 170 Lance Corporal Australian Infantry, AIF 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (South Australian, West Australia)

  • 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 1889

    Australian Imperial Force 161 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "A" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 161 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 161 Sergeant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1888

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 12th Reinforcements

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

  • Born 1886

    Australian Imperial Force 140 Private 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF

    Australian Imperial Force 140 Sergeant 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF

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

  • Profile picture for Virgil Tucker

    Born 1889

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 8th Reinforcements

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

  • Profile picture for Lindsay Gordon Glowrey

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 2

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

  • Born 1893

    Died 1968

    Australian Imperial Force 52 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "B" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 52 Corporal 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 52 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1888

    Australian Imperial Force 2

    Australian Imperial Force 419 Private 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 419 Corporal 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1891

    Australian Imperial Force 1784 Private 32nd Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 1784 Private 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, AIF

    Australian Imperial Force 1784 Lance Corporal 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF

  • Born 1897

    Australian Imperial Force 881 Private 28th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 881 Lance Corporal 28th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant

  • Born 1890

    Australian Imperial Force 677 Private 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "B" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 677 Corporal 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 677 Sergeant 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1887

    Died 1917

    Australian Imperial Force 300 Private 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 300 Lance Corporal 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 300 Sergeant 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1893

    Australian Imperial Force 2087 Private 12 Depot

    Australian Imperial Force 2087 Corporal 24th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

    Australian Imperial Force 2087 Private 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

  • Born 1884

    Australian Imperial Force 337 Lance Corporal 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. "D" Company

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 16th Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.