In the months between the formation of the Battalion and the departure of the original members and 1st reinforcements on the Berrima from Hobart on 1 July 1916, the men “prepared and trained in the art of war as well as could be learned in a training camp”.
What wasn’t mentioned was that the men also had to fatigue duty – including keeping the camp clean. All the training etc still left time for fun as can be seen by the group above.
|Falling in and being on parade was also a regular feature of army life whether in camp or in the field. It was all part of the discipline taught from the beginning.||
Soldiers on parade waiting for their next instruction from their officers.