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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/12th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed as part of the all volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force for overseas during World War Two. Recruited in the state of Victoria in early 1940, the 2/12th was initially formed as a medium artillery regiment, but was later converted to a field regiment due to a lack of medium guns. As a field regiment, the 2/12th deployed to the Middle East where they supported the 9th Division in several battles during the North African Campaign in 1941–42, and undertook garrison duty in Lebanon. In early 1943, the regiment returned to Australia and subsequently fought in New Guinea, seeing action against the Japanese during the Huon Peninsula Campaign in 1943–44 and then the Borneo Campaign in 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
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 5th November, 2002
Front Inscription

In memory of all who served in
2 / 12th Australian Field Regiment, AIF  
Royal Australian Artillery
9th Australian Division

On active service from 1941 to 1945

Libya : the siege of Tobruk, 1941
Egypt : the battles of El Alamein, 1942
New Guinea : Lae, Finschhafen, 1943-44
Borneo : Labuan, British North Borneo, 1945


Source: MA
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