For Empire Victoria's Roll of Honour - First Expeditionary Force to the Motherland - Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Souvenir book issued to commemorate the First Contingent of Victorian AIF soldiers who responded so readily to the Call to Arms to defend the English Motherland, (the Australian Government offered 20,000 troops on 3rd August 1914, by the end of September they were ready for the front). A piece of genuine militaria memorabilia. Fantastic geneology and military history item: of the first expeditionary force of 32,000 men from across Australia only 7,000 returned unharmed. Includes: a full listing of over 6,000 soldiers and officers of the Victorian Expeditionary Force AIF, Divisional HQ, 2nd Inf Bde - 5th Bn, 6th Bn, 7th Bn, 8th bn, 4th Light Horse, No. 2 Field Ambulance, AACC Regt, 2nd Field Artillery Bde, Divisional Ammunition Column, Engineer's Regt and AAS Corps. plus full page pictures of officers and photographs of preparation and training at Broadmeadows, a march past Parliament, Australian Navy vessels including the AE1 and a 2 page spread of a march- past the Governor-General at Broadmeadows.