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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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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) RAE, 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.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

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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