Unofficial history of the Australian
& New Zealand Armed
4th Battalion RNSWR, The Australian
Rifles & 2/4 Bn AIF
Note the unusual pike's
head. It is normal to use the style that has the golden crown with a
crowned British Lion on top. It is possible that this Battalion was
making a determined effort to be "Australian" not British.
Another indicator is that this was one of very few Battalions in RNSWR that
had a motto in plain English, not Latin or Gaelic.