2/19 Bn AIF

“WE WANT THE TRADITION TO CONTINUE”

In June 2001 the final meeting of the 2/19 AIF Battalion Association, accepted an invitation from the President of 1/19 RNSWR Association for some members to join the 1/19 Committee and liaise on behalf of the members coming over from 2/19 Bn AIF Association to 1/19 RNSWR Association. It was resolved at that same meeting that the affairs of the 2/l9 Battalion AIF Association pass to the care of the 1/19 RNSWR Association.The aim of the 2/19 AIF Battalion Association aim, and the expressed wish of the President of 1/19 RNSWR Association, was to keep in touch with all Members, Associate Members and Family in furthering the interests of the 2/19 Battalion welfare and history through the combined 1/19 and 2/19 newsletter, and to ensure that the camaraderie that has existed for over sixty years continues. It was not intended to be a replacement for the 2/19 Battalion Association Committee, which has passed into history. It is hoped that there will be continued co-operation of all Members and Associate Members in keeping the communication link going.

It is the wish of members of 1/19 RNSWR Association to maintain and further the history of all those who served with the 2/19th Battalion AIF. To that end it is hoped that you will all continue your support, as in the past. Participation is vital in ensuring ‘the tradition does continue’.

“Boldly & Faithfully”

3 thoughts on “2/19 Bn AIF

  1. ANZAC Day Memory
    Second nineteenth he was in,
    and her voice faltered as the memory and pain returned.
    The Muar River…
    it’s so unfair, life would have been… oh different…
    I’ve kept all his letters, but you take them now.
    Burn them or bury them
    it just seems wrong to put them out in the rubbish.
    Here was history.
    I should save these for future generations
    but I bundled them up unread and laid them to rest
    where we’d buried Ralph the budgie under the macadamian.
    I saw them march today
    the banner with Muar among the battle honours.
    Two hundred and twenty-three they lost
    and how many widows
    sit silently
    holding last letters
    deep in their memory
    too precious to share
    with anonymous posterity.
    [RAF]

  2. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me dinner simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your blog.

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