2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion

Memorial Wall Precinct

at Wangaratta Cemetery, Mason Street, Wangaratta Victoria

From the street walk through the Alan Macfarlane Memorial Gates and you are in 2/24 Battalion Drive - the main entrance to the Cemetery.
Immediately on the right is the bluestone Memorial Wall with gumtree sentinels. These 24 eucalyptus trees are dedicated to the memory of the men who gave their lives in the cause of freedom during World War 2. The trees were planted on 29 May 1993 in two rows of twelve trees each side of the wall to define the Battalion. Two trees stand on the other side of 2/24 Battalion Drive to symbolise the Second AIF, completing the symbol of 2/24.

trees near the memorial wall
The 2/24th Memorial Wall at Wangaratta

The 2/24 Memorial Wall consists of a centre bluestone column with the Honour Roll of the men of the 2/24th who died on active service; abutted on each side by individual plaques of the Battalion Commanders. Over 250 other individual plaques, dedicated to servicemen who have died since the War, are mounted on the bluestone walls. The plaques are inscribed and mounted by the local stonemasons, E J Wright and Sons Memorials of Wangaratta.

Families of 2/24th who wish to have a plaque honouring their serviceman should contact the President of the 2/24 Battalion Association to request an Application Form.
Contact details are
Mail: The President, 2/24 Battalion Association, 34 Jamescott Drive, Drouin Vic 3818
E-mail: President@2-24.battalion.org.au

The cost of a plaque is $110 inc GST. Details of payment are on the Application Form.

Timeline of the Precinct