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2/4th Battalion
Active 1939–1945
Country Australia Australia
Branch Australian Army
Type Infantry
Size ~800–900 all ranks
Part of 19th Brigade, 6th Division
Colours White and Green

Second World War

Unit Colour Patch A two toned triangular image

Vickers machine gun, service of medals of Micheal Joseph Anketell Commanding officer 1940-42, service medals of Pte P.Golden on display in the Army Museum of Western Australia

The 2/4th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised on 3 November 1939 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales for service during World War II as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, the battalion was initially attached to the 16th Brigade, 6th Division. Following a re-organisation of the structure of the Australian Army, which saw each infantry brigade reduced from four infantry battalions to three, the battalion was re-allocated to the 19th Brigade. The battalion saw action in Egypt, Libya and Greece before returning to Australia to fight the Japanese in New Guinea. Following the end of hostilities, the 2/4th Battalion was disbanded in Chermside on 12 November 1945.[1]


  1. "2/4th Battalion". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 

Further reading

  • Ewer, Peter (2008). Forgotten Anzacs: The Campaign in Greece, 1941. Carlton North, Vic.: Scribe Publications. ISBN 978-1-921215-29-2. OCLC 457093199. 

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