Posted by Booksforever on March 16, 2014
The 2/4th was a Western Australian unit; it was formed in late 1940 and was part of the 8th Division AIF. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, members of the 2/4th MGB were sent to Changi, and from there some were split and sent on to POW camps in Borneo, Japan and the infamous Burma Thai Railway. Many died as POWs due to mistreatment.
There are two books written on the 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalions history and service in World War 2. Both books are an essential reference and research guide to the unit’s service and sacrifice.
World War 2 unit history books on the 2/4th M.G.B. They both include Nominal Rolls.
Books On The 2/4th MGB:
The Australian 7th Division was created (formed) in 1940. The 7th Division has a nickname of "The Silent Seventh" which was used to highlight the fact they were fighting and winning battles; but many of their victories and achievements went largely unnoticed, while many of the other Australian Divisions got more glory and recognition.The 7th [...]
An Introduction:Gary McKay was conscripted into National Service in 1968 and saw active service in South Viet Nam in 1971 as a second lieutenant where he was a rifle platoon commander with 4 RAR. During his tour of duty he was severely wounded and returned to Australia. For his actions [...]
A Brief HistoryFormed in late 1914 in Sydney and was part to the 2nd Light Horse Brigade for which the 5th, 6th, 7th Light Horse Regiments were part. The initial recruiting for this LHR was done at Liverpool and Holdsworthy. After brief training the Regiment sailed/embarked in December 1914 for Egypt and arrived at that destination [...]
Lieutenant Colonel Neil C SMITH, AMMostly Unsung Military History Research and PublicationsAn Introduction:Lieutenant Colonel Neil SMITH spent 24 years in the Army throughout Australia and overseas including active service in Vietnam and Explosive Ordnance Disposal duties for which he was decorated with the Order of Australia. Since resigning 20 years ago Neil and his wife [...]
An Introduction To Caroline: Caroline Gaden was born in Yorkshire and spent an equestrienne childhood in 'Heartbeat' and 'Herriot' country. She studied Science in Wales before moving to Australia where she has taught at High School, TAFE and University level and she holds postgraduate qualifications in Education and Local and Applied History. Somewhere she found time to marry an [...]
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One of the most popular unit books here at Booksforever is the history of the 11th Battalion A.I.F. (World War 1).The 11th Battalion was formed in Western Australia in 1914 and was also the first unit raised in Western Australia. It was part of the 13th Brigade alongside other infantry units including the 10th [...]
"Pounding Along to Singapore" is a history of the 2/20 Battalion Australian Imperial Forces in World War II. It gives a compelling glimpse into the life of a soldier at war.The story follows the Battalion from their formation in July 1940 through their initial training in New South Wales, their voyage to Singapore on the [...]
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