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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

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

Raised in October 1939, the Battalionwas deployed to the Middle East and in early 1941 took part in the first ground action undertaken by Australian troops during the war during the Battle of Bardia before helping to capture Tobruk. In April, the Battalion briefly fought in Greece, before being evacuated after the Allied forces were overwhelmed by German forces. Some members took part in the Battle of Crete, after which the Battalion undertook garrison duties in Syria.

In mid-1942, the Battalion undertook defensive duties in Ceylon before returning to Australia. They subsequently took part in the fighting against the Japanese along the Kokoda Track and then around Buna-Gona. After a period of reorganisation and training in Australia throughout 1943–44, late in the war it was committed to the Aitape-Wewak campaign before being disbanded in early 1946 after the war.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280525
Long: 149.148449
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:October-1939
Approx. Event End Date:1946

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th October, 2006
Front Inscription

Nulli Secundus  6th Division

In memory of those who served with 2 / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion AIF

1939 - 1946

North Africa 1940 - 41  
Bardia, Capture of Tobruk

Greece-Crete 1941  
Tempe Gorge,  Mount Olympus

South-West Pacific-Papua 1942  
Kokoda Trail, Eora Creek-Templeton`s Crossing, Oivi-Gorari, Sanananda Road, Buna-Gona

Liberation of Australia New Guinea 1944 - 45  
But-Dagua, Hawain River

Lest We Forget

 

 

Source: MA
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