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- related places : Rutherford Camp (remove)
- battle honours : Buna-Gona (remove)
- commanding officer : Bourne, Charles Cecil Francis (remove)
- Conflict : Second World War, 1939-1945 (remove)
- related units : 2nd Australian Imperial Force (remove)
- casualties : 292 dead, 590 wounded (remove)
UnitThe 2/12th Battalion officially came into being with the appointment of its first commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel John Field, on 13 October 1939. Two months would pass, however, before the 2/12...