These show the names of all members, including reinforcements, who served in the Regiment. The 7th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. A huge surge of enlistments—48,496 in June 1940—provided enough personnel to fill not only the recently formed 7th Division, but also to form the 8th and 9th Divisions as well, and the government ordered units to the United Kingdom to assist in its defence. It is important to note that the same provision references (i.e., sections, subsections and paragraphs) from the SRCA have been retained in the DRCA. While this process is well underway, it will take some time before all changes are complete. The 7th Division lost 750 men killed in this fighting and another 1,293 wounded. The 9th Division was the fourth AIF division raised, being formed in the United Kingdom in late 1940. Some personnel were used to form the 65th Battalion, which was formed to undertake occupation duties in Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. The 20th and 26th Brigades were transferred to the 9th Division and in exchange the division received the 18th and 25th Brigades. A veneered granite marble pillar with eight bronze cast panels attached. [9], Members of the 2/25th Battalion in Beirut, September 1941, Meanwhile, the rest of the 7th Division formed the backbone of the Allied invasion of Lebanon and Syria; with British, Indian and Free French forces defeating Vichy French land forces in the Middle East in June and July. 6th Division (formed in September 1939) and the 7th Division (March 1940) were dispatched to Palestine, in the Middle-East, to complete their training before joining the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France.. The division was raised on the British establishment of nine infantry battalions per division and consisted of two new brigades and three of the original 12 battalions of the 6th Division forming the third brigade. Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au. The following officers served as commanding officer of the 7th Division: Hammana, Lebanon. 7th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment Description The 7th Division Cavalry Regiment was formed in April 1940, mainly with men who were from New South Wales and Queensland, as the Victorians and South Australians with the regiment were released to form the basis of the 8th Division Cavalry Regiment. 7th/21st Australian Horse After World War Two, Citizen Force training was resumed in 1948. Headquarters Royal Australian Artillery 7th Division. The division conducted airborne landings at Nadzab, west of Lae, between 7–9 and 12 September, divisional troops were flown to the Ramu Valley and Markham Valley. The division was raised on the British establishment of nine infantry battalions per division [2] and consisted of two new brigades and three of the original 12 battalions of the 6th Division forming the third brigade. [56] Finally, in May 1945, the division received orders to deploy overseas again and by 19 June they arrived on Morotai Island, where they began to prepare for operations in Borneo, as part of Operation Oboe. A.I.F. The 7th Australian Infantry Division fought in some of the most famous Australian battles of World War II: Tobruk, Milne Bay, the Kokoda Trail and Buna to name a few. Attached to New Zealand and Australian Division Train January 1915. An upward-firing machine gun is fitted to the tank, to clear treetops of snipers. 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