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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 25 January 2001. Corrected and updated 13.07.2006
 
 
16th Infantry Battalion
(The Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia)
 
Western Australia, Australia  
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

  Colonel-in-Chief
  Honorary Colonels
 Traditions
 Alliances
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time Reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage
1899 independent companies in Western Australia goldfields
1899 5th Battalion, Reserve Volunteer Force
1901 5th (Goldfields) Battalion of Western Australian Infantry
1903 Goldfields Infantry Regiment of Western Australia
1908 1st Battalion, Goldfields Infantry Regiment of Western Australia
1912 84th Infantry (Goldfields Battalion)
1914 84th Infantry (Goldfields Regiment)
1918 2nd Pioneer Regiment
reorganised to perpetuate 2nd Pioneer Regiment, AIF
 
  • 1st Battalion, formed from 2nd Pioneer Regiment AIF
  • 2nd Battalion, formed from 84th Infantry
  • 3rd Battalion, formed from 84th Battalion Senior Cadets
1921 16th Battalion (The Goldfields Regiment)
(2/2nd Pioneer Regiment merged with 23rd Field Ambulance; perpetuating 16th Battalion, AIF)
1930 linked with 11th Battalion, to form 11th/16th Battalion

1936 16th  Battalion (Goldfields Regiment)
(11th and 16th Battalions unlinked)
1937 16th Battalion (The Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia)
1948 re-formed as 16th/28th Infantry Battalion

1952 16th Infantry Battalion (The Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia)
(unlinked from 28th Battalion; perpetuating 2/16th Battalion, AIF)
1960.07.01 B Company (The Cameron Company), 1st Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment
1966 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment
re-formed by expansion of the single-battalion regiment
1987.10.24 amalgamated with 24th Battalion, to form 16th/24th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Regiments
   
crown 16th Battalion, RWAR (Army site)
pip History of 16th Battalion, by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
pip 16 RWAR, by Ted Harris (Digger History)
   
Deployment and Service:
 
Colour Key: War service Overseas service Home service
       
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
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  Battle Honours
South Africa 1902

The Great War:  [awarded honours for 16th Battalion, AIF]

The Second World War:  [awarded honours for 2/16th Battalion, AIF]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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Uniform: 1936- : headdress: blue bonnet; Highland tunic; facings: blue; tartan: Cameron of Erracht (kilts); hose: red and green
   
   
     
   
   
  Colonel-in-Chief Index of Royal Colonels
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  Honorary Colonels
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  Traditions
 
Motto: Vincens
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Marches: March of the Cameron Men
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  Alliances Introduction to Alliances
UK flag The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 1926-1948,
1952-1958
UK flag 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) 1959-1960
UK flag The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1938-1948,
1952-1960
  Bibliography How To Find Books
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
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