2/30 Battalion, Australian Imperial
Forces, 8th Division
Formed during November 1940 in
Tamworth, N.S.W., the Battalion was led by Lieutenant Colonel
'Black Jack' Galleghan and became known as
Galleghan's Greyhounds. The
2/30th served in Malaya and Singapore until the fall of
Singapore on 15th February 1942, when they became Prisoners of
War of the Japanese.
The story of the 2/30 Battalion
is one of men who beat the odds as defiant soldiers, resilient
prisoners and determined survivors of life.
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Association's aim to promote regular contact between existing
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