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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.

This web site, maintained by volunteers, is part of the 2/30th Bn AIF Association's aim to promote regular contact between existing members, and to maintain the spirit of the original members of the Battalion.

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Last updated 29/08/2022