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8th Division A.I.F. in Malaya

A Division is made up of many different Units. As well as the frontline Battalions and Regiments, many other units provide administrative, logistical and medical support. Listed below are the units that formed the 8th Division in the Malayan campaign.

8th Division Headquarters

  • Administrative Headquarters

  • General Base Depot (GBD)

  • 2nd Echelon (2nd Ech)

  • 8th Division and Base Postal Units

  • Command Pay Depot and Field Cash Office

22nd Brigade

27th Brigade

Machine Gun Battalion

  • 2/4 Machine-Gun Battalion (Western Australia) (2/4 MG Bn)

Artillery Regiments

Ordnance

  • 2/3 Ordnance Store Company

  • 2/10 Ordnance Workshops

  • 2/10 Ordnance Field Park

  • 22nd Brigade General Purpose Ordnance Field Park

  • 22nd Brigade General Purpose Ordnance Workshops

  • 27th Brigade General Purpose Ordnance Field Park

  • 27th Brigade General Purpose Ordnance Workshops

  • 69, 73, 74, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 Light Aid Detachment (LAD)

  • 8th Division Salvage Unit

  • 8th Division Mobile Laundry and Forward Decontamination Unit

  • 8th Division Mobile Bath Unit

Royal Australian Engineers

  • Headquarters, Royal Australian Engineers (HQ RAE)

  • 2/6 Field Park Company, RAE

  • 2/10 Field Company, RAE (Victoria) (2/10 Fd Coy)

  • 2/12 Field Company, RAE (New South Wales) (2/12 Fd Coy)

Signals

  • 8th Division Signals (8 Div Sigs)

  • 6 Line Section

  • Corps Signals

Medical Corps

  • 10 Australian General Hospital (10 AGH)

  • 13 Australian General Hospital (13 AGH)

  • 2 Convalescent Depot (Con. Dep. GBD)

  • Base Medical Service

  • 3 Advance Depot Medical Stores

  • 2/2 M.E.D Wing

  • 2/3 M.E.D Wing

  • 2/2 Motor Ambulance Convoy (2/2 MAC)

  • 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy (2/3 MAC)

  • 2/9 Field Ambulance (2/9 Aust Fd Amb)

  • 2/10 Field Ambulance (2/10 Aust Fd Amb)

  • 2/4 Casualty Clearing Station (2/4 CCS)

  • 2/5 Field Hygiene Section

  • 8th Division Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory

  • 17, 18, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34 Dental Units

Hospital Ships

  • 2/1 Hospital Ship - Manunda

  • 2/2 Hospital Ship - Wanganella

Australian Army Service Corps

  • Headquarters Australian Army Service Corps (HQ AASC)

  • No. 1 Company Australian Army Service Corps

  • No. 2 Company Australian Army Service Corps

  • 8th Division Ammunition Sub Park

  • 8 Supply Personnel Section

  • 9 Supply Personnel Section

  • Detachment 2/2 Reserve Motor Transport Company (2/2 Res MT Coy)

  • 2/3 Reserve Motor Transport Company (2/3 Res MT Coy)

  • 2/4 Reserve Motor Transport Company (2/4 Res MT Coy)

  • 1 Field Bakery Sub. Section

Provost

  • Australian Divisional Provost (8 Div. Provost)

  • Detention Barracks

This information has been compiled from a variety of sources. If any details are incorrect or have been omitted, please contact us and we will be pleased to update the information.

(Sources: AWM52 7/16/8 8 Div Sigs Unit Diary; ABC Four Corners "No Prisoners" web site - Resources/Australian Forces; NAA: MP729/7, 37/421/488; 2/30 Bn Archives)

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Last updated 26/03/2014