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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 15th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery during World War Two.

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

Raised in late 1940 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF), the regiment was assigned to the 8th Division.  In late 1941, it was sent to Singapore and subsequently fought in the Malayan Campaign before being captured after the Fall of Singapore. 

A total of 556 personnel from the Regiment were captured; they would spend three-and-a-half years in Japanese captivity, during which 294 men died. After the war ended in August 1945, the surviving members of the regiment were repatriated to Australia and the regiment was disbanded.

Note: The dedication ceremony for this plaque was rescheduled, and as such differs from the date as inscribed on the plaque.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280194
Long: 149.14789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 1st March, 2002
Front Inscription

Malaya  Singapore  

2nd / 15th Field Regiment RAA
8th Division AIF

Dedicated to all who served in the Regiment

1940 - 1945

Dedicated 2000 

Source: MA
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