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Parit Sulong

History

There is so much to be said and so little time to say it.

A new book is released in Feb 2007 that detail the full history of the battalion.  See New Book
See Briefly for the text of the back cover, briefly giving an overview of the 2/18th history.

You can also catch up on recent "history" by reviewing the Battalion's Newsletters.  We now even have Newsletter #001 from 1946!

We also plan to use this page as a launching point for stories provided by our members and their families, to provide some details of that early and war time history.

The first of these is not only history but a mystery.  We have located what appears to be a 2/18th bugle.  Read the story of the bugle and let us know via feedback if you can help us solve the mystery.

Recently a memorial paying tribute to lives lost art Parit Sulong was dedicated.  Lynette Silver provides background and pictures at History - Parit Sulong.

We are very excited to present the 1st of our stories about some of our members, the O'Grady brothers!
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Stan O'Grady on behalf of himself, his brothers and the family.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

And recently a letter from Stewart MacLennan regarding his Dad, Sgt Jack McLennan.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Stewart MacLennan on behalf of his father.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

And yet another submission, an extract of Private Dudley Boughton's diary.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of John and David Boughton on behalf of their uncle.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

And by way of Jim McCorry in Ireland, info on his uncle, Patrick Harrington, born in Ireland, but served in the 2/18th.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Jim McCorry on behalf of Harrington family. This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

We are extremely grateful to Joan Okey & family for providing this a copy of a letter written by her Dad, Major D.T. Okey to his sister Jessie Okey (whose pet name was Det).  This 16 page letter very briefly outlines the movements of the unit until the fall of Singapore and then provides extensive details of the day to day activities of the POWs and various specifics over the time, including the beginning of the air raids.  Very interesting reading.
2/18 Battalion (AIF) Association - History - NX35116 Okey DT letter to sister Det dated 19441113 - Part 1 (1st 8 of 16 pgs)
2/18 Battalion (AIF) Association - History - NX35116 Okey DT letter to sister Det dated 19441113 - Part 2 (2nd 8 of 16 pgs)
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We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Joan Okey on behalf of the Okey family.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

Thanks to Reg Jarman, of 2/10 Field Ambulance, for his photo of the 1942 Canteen Working Party, and thanks to John McGrory for putting names to most of the faces.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Reg Jarman.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

2/18 Battalion (AIF) Association - History - 1940s Battalion Photo

Thanks to Linda Ottery for her insight and information about her uncle, Pte Owen smith (NX26029) including last letter and photos.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Linda Ottery on behalf of her uncle.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association.

Thanks to Paula Wilson for info and letters from her husband’s grandfather, Pte Arthur Mitchell NX33261, 2/18 Btn, B Coy.
We wish to also remind you that the story is provided with written permission of Paula Wilson on behalf of her husband's grandfather.  This permission does not permit the copy, electronic or otherwise of the material presented for ANY use, personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the Secretary of the 2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association


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