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Australian Commando Memorial : 11-April-2013
Australian Commando Memorial : 11-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates the Commando units of World War Two who camped and trained at Tidal River, and all the commandos were died or were killed during World War Two and in conflicts post World War Two.

The monument also lists people who died or were killed assisting the commandos.


Address:Wilson`s Promontory, Tidal River, 3960
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -39.030407
Long: 146.319662
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th November, 1964
Front Inscription

This cairn was erected to commemorate the birthplace of the commando in Australia and in memory of all commandos who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II.

During 1941 and 1942 the 1st to 8th Independent Companies, the colour patches of which appear hereon and two New Zealand Units, were formed and trained in Darby and Tidal River areas.  Subsequently Z and M Special Units, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Commando Squadrons and Commando Regiments were fromed.  Commando training was continued thereafter at Canungra, Fraser Island and elsewhere in Northern Queensland and Garden Island Western Australia.

Erected under the auspices of the Commando Association (Victoria) by Australian commandos.

Unveiled by Lieutenant General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring K.C.M.G., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., E.D., Lieutenant Governor of Victoria at a dedication ceremony held on the 15th day of November 1964

Left Side Inscription

Honour Roll

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice during WW2 [ Names ]

Back Inscription

Honour Roll

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice during WW2 [ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Honour Roll

Those who made the supreme sacrifice in WW2 assisting commandos [ Names ]

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice post WW2 [ Names ]

Those who made the supreme sacrifice assisting post WW2 commandos [ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

Australian Commando Memorial

Rededicated bu Hon. John Brumby, MP Premier of Victoria 18 November 2007

"Lest We Forget"

Australian Commando Association

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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