2nd / 5th BattalionPrint Page
Commemorates the men who served in the 2nd / 5th Battalion during World War Two
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|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:||1996|
1939 1945 2 / 5t Australian Infantry Battalion 17th Brigade 6th Division
Campaigns in Bardia, Greece, Syria, Wau - Salamaua, Aitape - Wewak
The 2/5 together with the 2/3 Battalion were the only two AIF Infantry Battalions to have fouhgt all the King's enemies.
209 Killed, 402 wounded, 113 P.O.W.s
2995 served in the Battalion
Awards Bar to DSO 1 DSO 1 OBE 1 MBE 3 MC + Bar 1 MC 13 DCM 6 MM 21 MID 60 Silver Star US 1
A fine proud unit. Lest We Forget
Presented to the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre by the 2 / 5 Battalion Association 1997