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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 7th Battalion A.I.F during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

During the Second World War, the 7th Battalion served primarily in a garrison role, firstly being used to defend the Australian mainland before deploying late in the war to take part in the Bougainville campaign in 1944–1945. On Bougainville, as part of the 23rd Brigade, they took part in the fighting in the central sector of the island in the last months of the war. Following the end of hostilities, the battalion was once again used in the garrison role before being returned to Australia and disbanding in early 1946.

In 1948, the battalion was re-raised as an amalgamated unit with the 8th Battalion when the Citizens Military Force was reformed. Today, it exists as the 8/7th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.

 

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 August, 2009
Front Inscription

7th BATTALION (AIF)
1939 - 1945

Darwin  New Guinea  British Solomons  Bougainville

Dedicated To All Who Served And To The Memory Of
The Comrades Who Died On Active Service.

Lest We Forget

Dedicated On 19 August 2009

 

Source: MA
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