Territory Stories

8 Infantry Battalion

Details:

Title

8 Infantry Battalion

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

0000-00-00

Location

Bagot and McMillan's Rd. Junction; Howard Springs Road Junction; 25 Mile Camp; 37 Mile Camp; 16 mile Camp

Nation of service

Australia

Service

Army

Service branch

Infantry

Unit

8 Infantry Battalion

Parent unit

Fortress

Date arrived in NT

1942-02

Date left the NT

1945-04-03

History

8 Infantry Battalion (City of Ballarat Regiment) arrived in Noonamah, 19 February 1942. The Japanese bombers flew over their positions on the way to Darwin. They moved closer to Darwin and camped adjacent to the United States 147 Field Artillery at 17 1/2 Mile Camp at the junction of Howard Springs Road and the Stuart Highway. The Unit went on to fight in Bougainville and New Guinea where Frank Partridge became the only soldier from the Militia to win the Victoria Cross.

Notes

Dates: -- 16 Mile, February 1942 to October 1943 -- 37 Mile, 30 May 1942 to 15 July 1942 -- 41 1/2 Mile, 8 September 1943 to 3 April 1945

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Australia; Army; Militia; Fortress; 8 Infantry Battalion

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM52/8/3/45/ [8 Infantry Battalion War Diaries]; https://lant.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/828864691 [Frank Geddes Manuscript Collection 1941-1992: MS29]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=35251 [8 Infantry Battalion]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213139 [171/2 Mile Camp]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847816


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