2/30th Infantry Battalion – 8 Division AIF Memorial

Show ground

 

Showground Road - Tamworth

 

At the time of World War 1, the showground covered 44 acres and was converted into an army camp of the 100 men billeted here. The two main pavilions were cleared to house recruits the over-flow of whom were quartered in the horse and cattle stalls or in tents. The sheep pavilion was converted into a Mess for the rank and file and the poultry shed was a dining room for NCO’s.

The 2/30th Infantry Battalion, 8th Division AIF was formed at this showground on the 21st November 1940. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Battalion, the commanding officer Lt. Col. Calleghan caused a plaque to be made.

On the 25th November 1990, the AIF Association laid this plaque and dedicated the Memorial to the memory of those 2/30th Battalion members who gave their lives in action in Malaysia and Singapore or, later, as prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army.

 

 

 

Further information is available at the following links

Australian War Memorial

Wikipedia

Makan - Official Organ of the 2/30th Bn. A.I.F. Association

 

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