15th Australian Infantry Training Battalion

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Army trainees on a route march near Seymour Victoria in 1940

Brief History

This unit, a part of the 3rd Infantry Training Brigade was created at Darley in Victoria during a re-organisation of training unis during January 1942 with the intention of providing reinforcements for the 15th Australian Infantry Brigade. Once formed the unit moved to Drysdale, and later to Rowville before the units again concentrated, this time at Watsonia in March 1942.

When the 15th Infantry Brigade moved to Queensland, this unit moved to Glenn Innes in northern New South Wales in September 1942. It moved to Warwick in Queensland during March 1943. From October 1943 recruit training was centralised at Cowra in New South Wales, and the 15th Training Battalion moved to Bathurst, NSW, before moving again in April 1944, this time to Greta where it concentrated on advanced infantry training of men who had completed their basic training. The unit was disbanded in July 1944.



Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, pages6.242 & 6.243 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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