57/60th Battalion PlaquePrint Page
Plaque commemorates the 57/60th Battalion.
The 57th/60th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War. It was formed in 1930 as part of the Militia by the amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions, the Merri and Heidelberg regiments, and was assigned to the 15th Brigade, 3rd Division in Victoria.
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3084|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th November, 2009|
57/60th (AIF) Infantry Battalion. Hardnbold
Battle honours South-West Pacific 1943-1945
Liberation of Australia, New Guinea, Bogadjim, Finisterres, Hongorai River, Commando Road, Hari River, Ogorata River, Mobiai River, Mivo River
Areas served Port Moresby Tsilli Tsilli Ramu Valley Bogadjim Madang Bougainville Torokina Hammer Track Hondorai Mivo Buin Road
Battalion Song Chorus
Fifty Seven Sixtieth We`re one and all, when bugles call. United we stand, we have no fear of foe. Side by side, singing as we go. Marching, Marching gaily on our way. We`re proud of our colours, prouder every day. Fifty Seven Sixtieth of the Fifteen Brigade.
Unveiled by Bill Gilbert, a loyal and dedicated President since 1975
11 November 2008