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Introduction Training War Prisoner of War Return to Australia


History of the 2/30th

  • The Battalion was formed in November, 1940, at Tamworth, NSW, Australia and later trained at Bathurst, NSW.

  • They served in Malaya and Singapore during World War 2, and fought major battles against the Japanese at various locations, including Gemencheh, Gemas and Ayer Hitam, and on Singapore Island.

  • On 15th February 1942, following the Allied surrender, they became Prisoners of War of the Japanese.

Learn about their training, war and POW experiences > more...

Music and poetry

  • The Regimental March, "Galleghan's Greyhounds", music and words  > more...

  • Poetry of the 2/30th > more...


Last updated 14/02/2023