by Bob ChristieRead More
By Doug Ogden, Son of Private J.D.W. Ogden VX28730 2/29th A.I.F. BattalionRead More
Colin Stiles, Son of Sgt Leo V Stiles VX40201 A Coy 2/29th Bn, his wife Marion, their son Terry and daughter Kate were in Thailand as part of an organised ANZAC Pilgrimage tour 19th to 30 April 2008.Read More
Report on the 2008 Annual LuncheonRead More
It is with regret that we record the passing of our president Frank on the 6th April 08. He was a fine officer and well respected by his troops in Singapore, Malaya and Thailand. The 2/29th Association was formed in 1943 and has had only two presidents, Arthur Wimpole for 39 years, followed by Frank for 26 years. Over the years he has been a great leader understanding the needs of widows and members of the Battalion in general. He will be greatly missed by all.
Frank was to receive the Order of Australia Medal. "For service to the communities of Hurstbridge and Arthur's Creek through a range of veterans' welfare, municipal and service organisations." Frank's honour is being presented to his daughter Kate at Government House on the 11th September 2008.
Doug Ogden (son of Pte Jacob (Jake) Ogden A Coy 2/29th Bn) organised a Pilgrimage tour to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. This pilgrimage followed the footsteps of the men of the 2/29th Battalion during World War II and included attendance at the dedication service for the Memorial at Parit Sulong in Malaysia.Read More
Granddaughter Kerry Barker was a member of the 2/29th Pilgrimage tour of Singapore/ Malaysia/ Thailand in September 2007 and wrote this article for her work magazine.