A card bifolium (157 × 106 mm), comprising the front cover (blind-embossed and printed with the battalion's colour patch) with the short list of guests of honour, the toasts and list of stewards, the bill of fare, and a page for autographs.
Front cover a little foxed, marked and lightly creased; in very good condition.
With the ownership signature of VX6756 Private W.A. Catton on the front cover, and the signatures of over 45 other members of the company on the rear cover. These include the commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel F.G. Wood, and the other four guests of honour. The 2/6th Battalion saw extensive service in North Africa, Greece, the Middle East and the Pacific. At the time of this dinner, the 2/6th had been on the Atherton Tablelands since September 1943. 'On 6 December 1944, the 2/6th disembarked at Aitape in New Guinea for its final campaign and spent much of the next eight months engaged in arduous patrolling to clear the Japanese from the Torricelli and Prince Alexander mountain ranges. It was still engaged in this role when the war ended on 15 August 1945' (Australian War Memorial).