Maitland Regiment 13 Cap Badge
The 13th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally raised for the 1st Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, it was formed just six weeks after the start of the war. Along with the 14th, 15thand 16th Battalions which were recruited from New South Wales, it formed the 4th Brigade. The battalion saw service initially at Gallipolibefore being transferred to France in 1916. For the next two years it fought in the trenches of the Western Front, earning numerous battle honours in the process.