The Official 2/26 Battalion Website

In affiliation with the 2/26 Battalion Family & Friends Association Inc.

"This website came to fruition in an attempt to tell the true story the 2/26th Infantry Battalion, (the only Infantry Battalion raised in Queensland; part of the 27th Brigade, 8th Division) played during the Malay Campaign of World War II.... "The 8th Division constituted 14% of the British force but it took 73% of the battle deaths."

Over 35,000 Australian men and women have experienced being taken captive, incarcerated and then endured interrogations, beatings, torture, hunger and most important of all, the deprivation of liberty. Over 8,000 of these, Australia’s finest men and women, died during their time of captivity.



The realisation of a vision over 10 years ago, by a group of dedicated people of a memorial to honour all Australians who have been Prisoners of War, has resulted in the Australian Prisoner of War Memorial at the Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Australia being dedicated by General Peter Cosgrove on 6th February 2004.


⇐ Memorials

Battalion Plaques ⇒