October 5, 1918 – In the last Australian action of the war, three battalions capture the village of Montbrehain, east of the Somme.
The attack is not strategically important and costs the Australians more than 400 men, some of them Gallipoli veterans. On 6 October the AIF is sent to rest in the rear area of the line. They are still there when the Armistice is signed five weeks later.
Visit Montbrehain on our Special Centenary departure of the Western Front Explorer Tour in October 2018.