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The 24th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army. Formed on 1 July 1940 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, the unit was raised for service during World War II. Originally formed as part of the 8th Australian Division the brigade was subsequently transferred to the newly created 9th Australian Division in December. The brigade served during the Western Desert Campaign, the landing at Lae, the Huon Peninsula campaign and the Labuan landings. It was disbanded in 1946.

History

The brigade was formed in July 1940 as part of the 8th Division for service in Egypt.

Attached units

Commanding officers

From To Commanding officer[2]
01-Jul-1940 04-Mar-1941 Brigadier Eric Plant
13-Mar-1941 04-Nov-1942 Brigadier AHL Godfrey
01-Nov-1942 10-Nov-1943 Brigadier Bernard Evans[3]
10-Nov-1943 31-Mar-1945 Brigadier Selwyn Porter

References

  1. ^ "24 Australian Infantry Brigade: Unit Subordinates". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "24 Australian Infantry Brigade: Command Appointments". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V., monumentaustralia.org.au

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