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The plaque commemorates the 2nd / 29th Australian Infantry battalion which served in World War Two.

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

The Battalion was formed at Bonegilla in Victoria in October 1940. It was part of the 8th Division’s 27th Brigade, which was the last AIF infantry brigade raised for service during the Second World War.  

The Battalion spent three-and-a-half years as prisoners of war. Concentrated in Changi goal, it was used to supply labour for work parties, first in Singapore and then in other parts of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Men were sent to Burma and Thailand to work on the railway, while others were sent to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and Japan.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280037
Long: 149.147624
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th March, 2011
Front Inscription

2 / 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
8th Division, AIF

1940 -1945 

Nulli Secundus

Singapore Island  The Muar
Johore                  Malaya 1941 - 1942

Dedicated to those who served in the Battalion and to the sacrifice made by those who died in action or as Prisoners of War.

Lest We Forget

Dedicated 18 March 2011 by the 2 / 29th Battalion AIF Association Inc. 
 

Source: MA
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