Remembering the 8th Australian Division

The decision to form the 8th Division was made on May 22, 1940. This event would lead to the formation of the 2/18th Battalion. With a national strength of approximately 20,000 the 8th Division would be destroyed as a fighting force by the end of February 1942, having suffered defeats at Singapore, Rabaul, Ambon, and Timor. One in three would … Continue reading Remembering the 8th Australian Division

Lest we forget: 5 ways to celebrate Anzac Day

We, the descendants, will remember them. For those who are unable to join commemorations in person due to ill-health or circumstance, the past year has shown there are many other ways to show your respects on Anzac Day. These five alternatives will endure in the future as we continue to adjust to life during COVID-19. … Continue reading Lest we forget: 5 ways to celebrate Anzac Day

Last Post ceremony honours Private Dudley Boughton

On August 15, 2020, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will be holding its daily Last Post Ceremony (LPC). On this occasion, the story of Private Dudley Boughton – Service No. NX58805 – of the 2/18th Battalion will be shared as part of the ceremony. The date coincides with this year’s annual commemoration of the … Continue reading Last Post ceremony honours Private Dudley Boughton