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Rats of Tobruk Association, Inc, Victoria

Open Hours
  • Meetings are Fourth Friday of Month at 10:30am. Secretary Mr Reg Lawrence to be advised of attendance by email, no later than five (5) days before Meeting, on his email boforsgarden@hotmail.com
Approximate Membership
  • Originally approx 4300, Currently approx 30
Membership Cost
  • Restricted Membership
  • THN (Tobruk House News)


The Rats of Tobruk Association, Inc, Victoria was formed in September, 1945. The Association was open for those Servicemen who had Served at, and during, the Longest Siege in British Military History - the Siege of Tobruk - 240 Days, between April10th and December 10th 1941 in WW2 and who were fortunate enough to return to Australia at the end of hostilities.

Of approximately 14,000 Australians involved in the Siege of Tobruk, 559 KIA, 2450 WIA and 941 POW.    "Lest We Forget".

In addittion to Australian Servicemen, there were British, Indian, Polish and Czechoslavakian Servicemen involved in the Siege of Tobruk.

Their Details are contained in my Filemaker Pro Membership Database and their Basic Records are available for viewing on our Web Site. A Feedback Form is provided for the purpose of providing change and update information.

Our Secretary, Mr Reg Lawrence, can be contacted at:          boforsgarden@hotmail.com


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Descendants, Relatives and other Interested Persons or Organisations who may have an interest in the Famous Rats of Tobruk.