Training in Australia
to Singapore |
Training in Malaya
Battalion formed 22/11/1940; sailed to Singapore 29/7/1941
The 2/30 Battalion A.I.F. were
addressed for the first time by their Commanding Officer,
Lieutenant-Colonel F.G. Galleghan, E.D. at Tamworth Showground on
22/11/1940. Over 1300 personnel passed through the
unit during it's existence.
They began their training at Tamworth, and moved to Bathurst in March,
1941. The 2/30th was part of the 27th
Brigade, destined for service in the Far East.
In late July, 1941, the 2/30 Battalion left Bathurst on the
start of their journey to Singapore. They made their way to Sydney, and on 29/7/1941, sailed for Singapore on the Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt.
Some Reinforcements, and members who
transferred into and out of the Battalion, sailed to Singapore on other
(Source: Black Jack,
Galleghan's Greyhounds, NAA: B883 Service
Records; 2/30 Bn Unit Diary - AWM52 8/3/30)