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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 Convoys.

(Source: Black Jack, Galleghan's Greyhounds, NAA: B883 Service Records; 2/30 Bn Unit Diary - AWM52 8/3/30)

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Last updated 10/10/2017