“The Fighting Nineteenth”

This book is dedicated to all the men who served in the

19th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force,

1915 to 1918.

Your names will not be forgotten.

In memory of

5662 Private Stanley Rupert Matthews,

who fought the good fight and came home


2055 Corporal John Ignatius Mooney

who fought the good fight and did not.

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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.


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.