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7thbattalionww2.org.au - 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
The 7th Australian Infantry Battalion was formed in 1936 as a militia unit, also named the North West Murray Borderers because its members came from the area where Victoria, NSW and South Australia meet. In 1942 the battalion was formally moved into the Australian Infantry Forces (AIF) prior to being sent to serve overseas.
There were two other 7th Battalions. The first, or 1/7th Battalion served during World War 1. The 2/7th Battalion (part of the AIF from its inception) also served during World War 2, initially in the Middle East then Greece and Crete. Later the 2/7th fought in New Guinea near Wau (1943), then in the Torricelli and Prince Alexander ranges (1944).
This website, together with its associated links and resources, attempts to tell something of the real story about the men of the 7th Battalion who helped to defend Australia during the Second World War, and of the Association formed to honour their service.