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57/60th Battalion Association

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion.

02 May 2021 02:00 pm - 02 May 2021 02:30 pm
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance,
Free admission
Accessible venue

The 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion served during the Second World War. An amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions, it served a garrison role in Australia until 1943. They then deployed to New Guinea and served there for the next 18 months. The battalion supported the clearing of the Ramu Valley and the capture of Medang. After a brief return to Australia, the 57/60th Battalion deployed once again to continue the Australian advance on Buin, on Bougainville. The battalion disbanded in March 1946.

The 57/60th Battalion Association formed in 1945. They held their inaugural service on the Sunday following Anzac Day in 1946, and continue the tradition to this day.

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

Reviewed 06 February 2021

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