next day the Allied lines attempted to stabilise along the KrangiJurong line on west side of the island, with an ad hoc battalion of Australian reinforcements being committed to hasty counterattack. The Australians had been tasked with defending the Bay of Ambon, and the Laha and Liang airfields. The Fall of Singapore 1942. Returning from his already gallant action Private Kelliher next requested permission to go forward again and rescue his wounded section leader. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International Asia. In Ritchie, John; Cunneen, Christopher. 22 23 Giropa Point, Papua. Kelliher probably should not have been in the ranks at all, he suffered from very poor health before joining up, the result of Typhoid and Meningitis. On 30 January elements of the division embarked upon transport ships, including the USS Mount Vernon (AP-22) at Suez to begin the journey back to Australia.
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The bombing, hampered by AA guns and a squadron of US Army Air Forces fighters based in Darwin, intensified during February. 9 In April, the 18th Brigade moved from Alexandria to Tobruk, 10 where they later played a successful defensive role in the Siege of Tobruk, from May to August 1941. However, by mid-December 1941, only two flights of raaf light bombers were deployed there, along with assorted obsolete US Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy aircraft. 48 In early December, the 21st Brigade took over from the 25th, 49 and throughout late December 1943 and into January 1944 heavy fighting took place with attacks on the two Prothero features, Shaggy Ridge, Green Sniper's Pimple and the Kankiryo Saddle during the Battle. The fighting came to be known as the Battle of Milne Bay, and was the first outright defeat of Japanese land forces in World War. One in three died in captivity. 57 Members of the 7th Division at Balikpapan In July 1945, the whole division, supported by the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion 58 and the Militia's 1st Armoured Regiment, was deployed in the Borneo campaign, and undertook the amphibious assault on Balikpapan, in Dutch Borneo. A b c d Keogh 1965,. At least 130 Australians, taken prisoner at the Tol Plantation, were massacred on 4 February 1942. The Australians established a defensive perimeter to the north-west of the city centre around Tanglin Barracks, while preparations were made to mount a final stand. Second World War, units. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
The 8th, division was an infantry division of the Australian, army, formed during World War II as part of the all-volunteer Second, australian, imperial Force.
The 8th, division was raised from volunteers for overseas service from July 1940 onwards.
The 7th Division along with the 6th and 9th, australian.