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."


Command as at December 1941




Lt Col Boyes                 Capt Sabin

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. A. Boyes

Second in Command: Not yet announced

Adjutant: Capt. H. L. Sabin

R. S. M.: W.O.1 R. Baxter



Maj Armstrong                  Lt Lake

Headquarters Company

O. C. Major G. Armstrong

Lieuts: J. B. McKinstry; G. J. M. S. Nisbett-Smith

A.B. Lake; Cook and Walker



Capt Spence                 Lt Kelsey

A. Company

O. C.: Capt. M. B. Hoare

Second in Command: Capt. A. Spence

Lieuts: R. H. S. Kelsey, J. C. Donnan; A. Fraser


Lt Anderson

B. Company

O. C. Capt. R. W. C. Swartz

Second in Command: Capt. B. R. Beirne

Lieuts: L. N. Anderson; N. P. Barrett; S. L. Hannan


Capt White

C. Company

O. C.; Capt. A. R. White

Second in Command: Capt. Tracey

Lieuts: A. M. Fox; F. M. Sleeman; C. J. C. Wagstaff



Capt Ferguson             Lt Ransome

D. Company

O. C.: Major J. M. Stringer

Second in Command: Capt. G. B. Ferguson

Lieuts: H. M. Abel; D. B. Milligan; B. Y. Ransome