Hobart, Southern Holdings (for the 12th Battalion Association), 1989 and 12th Battalion Association, 1991.
Foolscap folio, two volumes, [vi], vi, 258 and xii, 473 pages with maps and numerous illustrations (plus endpaper illustrations in the second volume); loosely inserted in the first volume is the 'Addendum to Membership List' (octavo, 7 pages).
Papered boards; an excellent set with the dustwrappers.
The battalion was formed in 1939 at Brighton in Tasmania and Redbank in Queensland. The second volume also contains information on the 2/9th and 2/10th Battalions in the island campaigns. The copy in this set is signed and dated (6 June 1991) by the author. More significantly, the front pastedown is signed by Edward Kenna VC, above which is mounted a contemporary colour photograph of Kenna and his wife. A photocopy of an article on Kenna (from the 'Penrith Press', 21 November 1995) is loosely inserted. Ted Kenna was one of only 19 Australian soldiers to be awarded the VC in the Second World War (for action at Wewak in New Guinea on 15 May 1945 while serving with the 2/4th Battalion). Trigellis-Smith 374. [2 items].