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Association of First Infantry Battalions : 9-March-2012
Association of First Infantry Battalions : 9-March-2012
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Commemorates the personnel who have died while serving in either the 1st Australian Infantry Battalion, the 2nd / 1st Infantry Battation, or the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment


Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:2003
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The Association of First Infantry Battalions

Battle & Theatre Honours bestowed on 1st Aust Inf Bn. A.I.F.  2nd/1st Aust Inf Bn. A.I.F and 1st Bn. R.A.R. 

1st Bn. A.I.F  Saukin 1885  South Africa 1899-1902  Herbertshohe 1914  ANZAC  Landing of ANZAC  Defence of ANZAC  Sari-Lone Pine   Gallipoli  Suvla  Egypt 1916-18  France & Flanders 1916-18  Somme  Pozieres - Epehy  Bullecourt  Ypres 1917  Menin Road  Polygon Wood  Broodseinde  Poelcappelle  Passchendaele  Hazebrouck  Albert 1918 (Cuignes)  Hindenberg Line

2nd/1st Bn. A.I.F   North Africa 1940-41  Middle East 1941  Bardia 1941  Capture of TObruk  Greece 1941  Mount Olympus  Bralos Pass  Crete - Retimo  Kokoda Track  Bora Creek - Templetons Crossing  Oiva - Gorari  Buna - Gona  Sanananda Road  Nambut Ridge  But - Dugua  Hawain River  Soiuth West Pacific 1942 - 1945  Liberation of Australian New Guinea  We shall remember Retimo

1st Bn RAR  Korea 1950-53  Kapyong  Maryang San  Malaya 1959-61  Vietnam 1965-66  Bein Hoa - Iron Triangle  Vietnam 1968-69  Coral - Balmoral  Somalia 1991  East Timor 2000  East Timor 2003

 1 RAR was awared the United States Army Meritorious Unit Commendation for its service in South Vietnam 1965-66 whilst attached to the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States Army.

In memory of departed comrades.  Lest We Forget

Dedicated 2004



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