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19-July-2017
19-July-2017
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The plaque commemorates the 35 enlisted men who made up the first official Darwin Contingent during World War One.

Location

Address:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED BY THE DARWIN RSL SUB BRANCH IN MEMORY
OF THE THIRTY-FIVE DARWIN ENLISTEES WHO MADE UP
THE FIRST OFFICIAL DARWIN CONTINGENT TO JOIN THE AIF
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-18. THE CONTINGENT LED BY
CAPTAIN R.J. LEWIS SAILED FROM DARWIN WHARF ON THE
SS CHANGSHA ON 26 APRIL 1915.
                                                
OF THE THIRTY-FIVE WHO SAILED, CAPTAIN LEWIS AND TEN OTHERS                          
PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

                                      LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,RVWM
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