26 Battalion Association
The 26 Battalion Association was formed in September 1991 and was originally named 26 Australian Infantry Battalion Reunion Associ-ation and was headed up by the President, Keith Miles with Vice Presidents Joe Sellen and Bob Gaudion.
Before forming the Association, several social meetings were held at Joe Sellen's home in Wynnum (Qld, Australia), which promoted a lot of interest; this was followed by a reunion at Charters Towers, North Queensland, Australia, in 1986 with a roll up of approximately 35 members. As a result of these meetings, other reunions took place at Rockhampton (Qld) which became an annual event where membership grew considerably to its peak in May 1992.
At this reunion, the 26 Battalion Association was proud to release the history of the 26 Battalion in a book titled, Never Unprepared: a history of the 26th Australian Infantry Battalion (AIF) 1939-1946, by A.N. Turrell which sold in every state of Australia, and later in 2008 it was reprinted.
The printing of the book inspired creation of this website in July 1997 and proceeds from the book, along with donations, made it possible to provide Honour Rolls in some capital cities, as well as the tree plaque at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and a plaque in the picturesque Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.