2/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion Association

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  1. WX10280

    WX10280 Junior Member

    Does anyone know whether the 2/32nd Battalion Association is still in existance?

    My late Father in Law served with the 2/32nd and I am interested in making contact with possibly other members or their families.

    Many thanks.
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  3. spidge


    I can't find anything on the association but the plaque you may or may not have:

    From: Rocky Creek - Plaques

    2nd 32 Plaque.jpg
  4. WX10280

    WX10280 Junior Member

    Thanks guys for the info guys.

    The 2/32nd Battalion Association commissioned a book to be written about the history of the Battalion (which I have a copy) and that is where I found the name. Also the name appears on a dinner/dance invitation from the 1950's that I found in my father in laws paperwork.

    I've scoured the War Memorial Website, using the book and service records and have found fantastic info and pics.

    Any other suggestions where I might find other vetrans or families???

    Thanks again for your help.
  5. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    It might be worth contacting the RSL and asking them if the association is still around.
  6. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    You could put an add in the DVA newspaper Vetaffairs under the Noticeboard section.

    Also contact the RSL in Victoria as it was a Vic Battalion.

    Vetaffairs June 2011
  7. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    I would suggest contacting the state RSL HQ where the Battalion was raised. All Bn Associations are listed by them with the contact details of office holders, & which sub branch the Assoc uses for their meetings. This is probably your best & easiest way of making contact.

    There is a likelyhood of a few still around, well a hell of a lot more chance than those Bn's that served in 8th div (for obvious reasons).

    hope this helps


  8. WX10280

    WX10280 Junior Member

    Thanks so much guys - I'll get onto the Vic RSL.
  9. Stuart SS

    Stuart SS Well-Known Member

    Hey ~ I am the new kid on the Block and interestingly ~ the 2 /32 batt site ( after they returned from North Africa ) ~ in Far north QLD has been on of my regular Metal detecting sites ~

    I have ufortunately reached a point of saturation as the the local dam is at 79% water level ~

    But I have at least one identity disc which I have not been able to at least attempt to return to the family ~

    Also found discs on the 2/7th Cavalry which was only some 150 m from the 2/32 site ~
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  10. shellbell

    shellbell New Member

    Hi, I'm new to this...My Grandfather was in the 2/32nd Capt John Walker VX3604 KIA in New Guinea. I would love to know what information, pictures anyone has on the 2/32. I do know that every ANZAC Day a few of us relatives/descendants of 2/32 and other Battalions gather at Tobruk Hall after the march. I also have a copy of the book, if it is Britain to Borneo.
  11. Colleen Fenn

    Colleen Fenn New Member

    My father was in the 2/32nd, served in New Guinea and Borneo. Although he never spoke much about his service, I do remember him telling us about Captain Walker being KIA.
    Is anyone on this page planning to meet up in Melbourne on Anzac Day (2019)? I will be attending a local Dawn Service but happy to meet in the city.
    I’ve been searching for a battalion association as well.
  12. JDA

    JDA New Member

    I know this is an old post but I came across a newsletter that shows the following :

    2/32nd Australia. Infantry Battalion Association Branch (NSW).

    The contact number was at Neutral Bay
    Ph: 9439 8738

    They had a reunion in 2007 at the Royal Automobile Club
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