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- commanding officer : Wrigley, Hugh (remove)
- related units : 2nd Australian Imperial Force (remove)
- casualties : 216 killed, 390 wounded (remove)
- battle honours : Capture of Tobruk (remove)
UnitThe 2/5th Battalion formed in Melbourne on 18 October 1939, as part of the 17th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division. The nucleus of the battalion was assembled in ensuing days at the Royal Melbourn...