For Empire NSW'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 NSW 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: b. a full listing of over 6.000 soldiers and officers of the NSW Expeditionary Force AIF, pictures of officers (including LtCol MaClaurin), picture officers of the 1st and 2nd Regiments Australian Light Horse, listing of Divisional HQ, 1st Light Horse, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Bn, 2nd Bn, 3rd bn, 4th Bn 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Field Engineers, Army Service Corps, 1st Field Ambulance and Nurses. Full page pictures of march through Oxford St, training at Long Bay, marching on South Head, camps at Kensington, etc. An invaluable resource for the First World War collector and researcher.