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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment of the 7th Division during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The Regiment served in Egypt and Syria in 1941–1942 before returning to Australia after Japan's entry in the war. Throughout 1943 and 1944, the Regiment served against the Japanese in New Guinea. Its involvement in the fighting in New Guinea saw it committed to several campaigns, including those around Salamaua and on the Huon peninsula. Its final campaign of the war was fought on Borneo in mid-1945. Shortly after the conclusion of hostilities, the Regiment was disbanded in late 1945.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th October, 2008
Front Inscription

2 / 6th Australian Field Regiment
Royal Australian Artillery
7th Division, AIF
1940 - 1945

Palestine  Egypt  Syria  New Guinea  Borneo

Dedicated in honour of those who made the supreme sacrifice

And to the memory of all those who served in the Regiment

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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