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2/14th Battalion Association

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion.

26 September 2021 01:30 pm - 26 September 2021 02:00 pm
Online event

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2/14th Battalion Association is unable to hold their service. To ensure the service and sacrifice of thousands is still remembered, the Shrine Guard will lay a wreath in honour of those who would usually join us on this day.  

The 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion was raised on 26 April 1940 from mostly Victorian volunteers. They first deployed to the Middle East to take part in the campaigns in Syria and Lebanon, before returning to Australia when Japan entered the war. 

After a period of re-training, the 2/14th deployed to New Guinea. They fought on the Kokoda Track, took part in the advances on Gona and Lae, before seeing action in the Markham and Ramu Valleys. Their final operation came in 1945 with the landings at Balikpapan, Borneo. 

The 2/14th Battalion was disbanded in early 1946, having lost 226 men during the Second World War. 

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Reviewed 23 September 2021

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