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2/29th Battalion Association

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion.

16 January 2022 10:00 am - 16 January 2022 10:30 am
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Accessible venue
Free admission
Child friendly

The 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion was raised in Victoria in 1940 for service in the Second World War. They took part in the Malayan Campaign and fought delaying actions around Bakri and Muar before withdrawing to Singapore in early 1942. The battalion was captured when the garrison fell and they spent the rest of the war as prisoners.

This service takes place on the closest Sunday to 17 January – the anniversary of their first action at Bakri in Malaya. 582 members of the 2/29 Battalion were killed in action or died as prisoners, and 143 were wounded in action.

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

Reviewed 29 November 2021

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