Artwork: Ray Hirst (raymediasa.com)
Edited by: Organic Publishing
Photographs: Russell Millard, Vincent Ross,
Australian War Memorial, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Collation: Trudie Glynn-Roe
Veteran support: Australian Veterans and Veterans Family Counselling Service and Veterans Line, phone 1800 011 046 or visit: www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing
Wounded Heroes Australia:
Returned and Services League, Australia:
Black Dog Institute:
Crisis support, Lifeline:
Youth mental health, Headspace:
The Lost Battalion will include a Nominal Roll listing the names of all those who served as soldiers in the 2/27th Battalion AIF during World War II, both from South Australia and all other Australian states.
First published in 2019 by Organic Publishing through Wix.com, Tel Aviv, Israel
Copyright © Vincent Ross 2019
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National Library of Australia
Ross, Vincent, 1958 -
The Lost Battalion
Kokoda’s forgotten foot soldiers
Kokoda Campaign, New Guinea, 1942.
Gona, Battle of the Beachheads, New Guinea, 1942.
2/27th Battalion Returned Servicemen’s Association, 1940 - 2008.
World War, 1939 - 1945 - Personal narratives. Veterans. Biography. Army. History.
World War, 1939 - 1945 - Australia.
World War, 1939 - 1945 - New Guinea.
World War, 1939 - 1945 - Japan.
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