Australian Army Service Corps - 16th Company
From Our Contribution
The AASC saw service in WW1 at Gallipoli, in Europe with the British Expeditionary Force, Egypt and with the ANZAC Divisions in France. In all areas men of the MSC provided an invaluable service to the fighting troops and the Corps was well commended for its efforts. Out of a total of 331,781 men of the AIF who embarked in Australia for overseas, 9,735 were AASC personnel. A total of three officers and 38 other ranks were killed in action, four officers and 57 other ranks died of wounds and a further 16 officers and 593 other ranks were wounded in action, 34 were gassed.
The 16th Company was formed in Australia during April 1915 and attached to 6th Infantry Brigade. Departed Melbourne HMAT A 19 Afric on 22 May 1915. Assigned to 2nd Division Train in July 1915, and served in Gallipoli, Egypt, and on the Western Front.