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Congratulations David – Now A Fully Accredited Member Of The Guild Of Battlefield Guides

On 6th March 2017 David Wilson achieved the award of the gold badge as a fully accredited member of the International Guild Of Battlefield Guides. The Guild is based in the UK, but now has several members based in overseas countries who are involved in the professional delivery of battlefield tours. There are only four … Continue reading

NEW PHOTOS TO BE ADDED AUGUST 2016

A quick note to let everyone know that I will be adding some new photos during August 2016. Thank you to all of those who have sent in imagery. I look forward to updating you on our most recent discoveries which have been shared by relatives of 19th Battalion men.

NEW PHOTOS ADDED DEC 2014

We have added several new photographs in the NEW PHOTOS section. We have more photos to add as time permits. We are grateful to those relatives and descendants who continue to contact us and contribute their family treasures.

CONTACT MADE WITH McILWEE DESCENDANTS

In early December 2014 we received an email from descendants in Canada of the family of 1562 Private James McIlwee. Private McIlwee enlisted into the 1st Reinforcements on 16 April 1915 and sailed on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915. He was killed in action on 30 August 1918 as one of the members … Continue reading

CECIL HEALY COMMEMORATIVE PROJECT 2014-18

2Lt Cecil Healy was killed on 29 August 1918 near Sword Wood west of Péronne in the opening phase of the Battle of Mont St Quentin. Healy and the three men from the 19th Battalion who were killed with him that day are now buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery, France. Many other Australians who … Continue reading

PHOTO MYSTERY SOLVED

To read more about this story and other new information discovered since the publication of the book click here.

FIND YOUR AIF RELATIVES

NEW REVIEWS

Read two new reviews of Fighting Nineteenth from the NSW RSL REVEILLE Magazine and the AWM WARTIME Magazine here, and view new photos here.

NEW NAMES FOUND

Seven more names have been found to add to the Master Nominal Roll. View them here.

The Lost Diggers

Since the book’s publication more photos of the 19th Battalion have been sent to us. You can view them as we receive them here. Channel 7’s Sunday Night program has generously allowed us to display a photo of 19th Battalion men from the recently discovered Thuillier Collection in France. More photos from The Lost Diggers … Continue reading

WELCOME

Welcome to the official website for FIGHTING NINETEENTH, a book by Wayne Matthews and David Wilson. This is where you will find the most up to date news and information.

FINDING YOUR AIF RELATIVE

If you are looking for a family member or relative who may have served in the 19th Battalion and you can not see his name in the text of the book, he is most likely listed in the Master Nominal Roll on the CD-ROM. The Master Nominal Roll contains 4842 names of men whom we have identified as serving in the unit. They are listed in alphabetical order by surname and each man's entry contains his basic service information. If you think a man has been left off the list, please let us know via the Contact Us link. If you need help using the CD-ROM, a quick start guide is available under ABOUT THE DISC > DISC HELP link.