They Wandered Far and Wide: The Scottish Soldier in the Australian Imperial Force

  • Fraser Brown


In the years after the Armistice in 1918, it was clear that men of Scottish birth or descent from overseas had chosen to fight in large numbers, for as local Scottish war memorials were erected and town and village books of remembrance were published, very few of these appeared that did not include the name of at least one Scot from the Empire or beyond. But how extensive was the Scottish element in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and how were these men seen in the local communities they had left? This chapter shows how the involvement of individual Australian soldiers in the war was reported in the local press in one of ten Scottish Regimental Areas influenced how the Australian soldier of Scottish birth or descent was seen in Scotland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Honorary Research Fellow, University of DundeePerthScotland

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