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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the Australian Army Water Transport units during World War Two.

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

In early 1942, a joint services decision was made to make the Army responsible for the supply and operation of small water craft and dock services, thus the Directorate of Water Transportation (Small Craft) Royal Australian Engineers, was formed. This decision was made due to Navy being less able to command and control personnel that were widely dispersed where land forces were operating, particularly in New Guinea.



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 Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th May, 2004
Front Inscription

Australian Army Water Transport
Small Ships and Landing Craft
R.A.E.  A.I.F.

In memory of all who served with honour

Second World War 1939 - 1945

1st, 2nd, 3rd Australian Water Transport Groups

Tobruk  New Guinea  Darwin  Bougainville  New Britain  Morotai  Borneo

Lest We Forget


Source: MA
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