Band Music

This recording is of the 2/15th Battalion Band playing a medley.
The first parts of this have been routinely played at various battalion-related ceremonies until recently.

It comes from a CD that was in the possession of Steve Rowan.

 

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This following recording is believed to be by the Australian Army Band, again playing a medley.

Permission was received to use it on this site.

 

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The following is The Alamein March by an unknown band - maybe it's the 2/15th Bn band?

The dates of these recordings are unknown at this time.  Can anyone help?

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Who were the band members in the Battalion?

In 1940, Sgt Norm Henstridge QX6985 was appointed Bandmaster.  He would have been in this role when he became a POW in the Middle East.


There is some information on them in the Battalion History, but not enough.  
Again, can anyone help?

 

UPDATE: 1 October 2014:

EMAIL today from Geoff Abel at geoff.abel @ hpw.qld.gov.au

I recently came across your site when researching a family member QX12981 Gordon Elwyn BRICE who was KIA on 1st September 1942 and is buried at El Alamein.

 

I was interested to hear the brass band music in the memorabilia tab of you site. Even more interesting is that Gordon was a very accomplished cornet player including the soprano cornet who is said to have been very difficult to master. Gordon was a member of the Charters Towers Concert Band, the Charters Towers Citizens Band and the Charters Towers Excelsior Band ….. back in the days when brass bands were a huge source of entertainment.

 

There is a question on your site….. Who were the band members in the Battalion?....Perhaps Gordon was one of them and even though I never met the person just perhaps I was hearing him play.

 

Regards

 

 

Geoff Abel


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