Thursday, January 6, 2022

36th Batallion at the Army Land Haberfield

"36th Battalion (The St. George English Rifle Regiment): Haberfield" -

"The 36th Battalion, “Carmichael’s Thousand: In 1915, the New South Wales Minister for Public Information and member for Leichhardt Campbell Carmichael ran a recruiting drive which resulted in the formation of the 9th Brigade comprising the 33rd, 34th, 35th and 36th Battalions." ...

St George's English Rifle Regiment:The 36th Battalion was raised again in 1921, as a part-time Citizens Force unit, with its Boer war name of St George's English Rifle Regiment." ...
"Cecil Sydney SMITH was a 23 year old Plasterer from Haberfield in NSW when he signed his AIF Enlistment Form on the 14th of December 1915. He was a member of the ‘Haberfield Rifle Club’ " - 
Smith was born in Leichhardt, attended St Colombus' school and lived at 21 Northcote Street, Haberfield when he enlisted - 

"The Haberfield Rifle Reserve held a successful parade on Saturday afternoon, when they were put through extended order drill and field tactics." - 1915 'RIFLE RESERVES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 9 June, p. 12. , viewed 06 Jan 2022, 

""the Haberfield Rifle Club it was resolved, in view of the fact that a great number of men within the military age seem unable, or unwilling to appreciate their duty to their country in this time of the Empire's need, that the whole of the rifle club's of N.S.W. be invited to join in a united effort to bring before the Federal Government the desirability of getting every man".. 1915 'RIFLE CLUB.', The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931), 20 August, p. 5. , viewed 06 Jan 2022, 

"The memorial service held at_St. Oswald's Church, Haberilold, on Sunday afternoom was attended by ovor 1000 members of the militia, cadets, and rifle club, and about 2000 civilians" - 1915 'MEMORIAL AT HABERFIELD.', The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), 8 June, p. 10. , viewed 06 Jan 2022,

"The Mayor of Ashfield (Alderman Gough) on Saturday afternoon officially opened a gymkhana and carnival arranged by the 36th Battalion (St. George's English Rifles Regiment) to raise funds for the battalion to lay out the area as a sports ground, to raise funds for the Haberfield sub-branch Returned Soldiers' League wherewith to help returned soldiers in distress; and to assist the funds of the western suburbs branch of the New South Wales Ambulance." - 1930 'GYMKHANA AT HABERFIELD.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 October, p. 16. , viewed 06 Jan 2022, 
"The annual sports of the St. George's English Rifle Regiment will be held at the drill hall grounds." - 1932 'ATHLETICS. St. George's Regiment Sports.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 2 April, p. 18. , viewed 06 Jan 2022,
"PRIVATE CLAUDE HUNT, ST George's Rifles, Haberfield, sold his papers in
uniform yesterday at the corner of Market and Castlereagh Streets, to be early for parade last night." - 1939 'DOUBLE DUTY', The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954), 29 November, p. 8. , viewed 06 Jan 2022, 
"The piesent unit is drawn from the Haberfield and Lelchhaidt district, where the old "F" Company of the original St George's English Rifles were stationed Its Hon Colonel is the present 2nd Divisional Commander, Major-Gcneral Sir C Rosenthal. K C B, CMG, DSO, VD, the btilliant commander of the 2nd Australian Division in France,1918" - 1934 '38th ANNIVERSARY.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 June, p. 8. , viewed 06 Jan 2022, 
 "These characteristics are also seen at Haberfield drill hall,
which was also under erection in October 1913"

"Engineer Base Store Depot, Haberfield.UA 5261  " -Telecom Australia. & Telstra Corporation.  19 -,  Sydney telephone directory  <>

36th Battalion Park, cnr of Hill and Mckensie sts, Leichhardt



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