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21-February-2016
21-February-2016
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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the raising of the 8th Battalion, 1st Division on the 14th of  August 1914.

 

Location

Address:1806 - 1812 Sturt Street, Ranger Museum, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.546681
Long: 143.798827
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:14-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:14-August-2014

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th August, 2014
Front Inscription

The centenary of the raising of the 8th Battalion, 1st Division, AIF on 14th August 1914

Commanding Officer Lt Col William Bolton, 79th Infantry (Ballarat Regiment)

8th Battalion Battle Honours

Helles  Krithia ANZAC  Landing at ANZAC  Defence of ANZAC  Suvla  Sari Bair  

Somme 1916-18  Pozieres  Bullecourt  Ypres  Menin Road  Polygon Wood  Broodseinde  Polecappelle  Passchendaele  Lys  Hazebrouk  Amiens  Albert 1918  Hindenberg Line  Epehy  France and Flanders 1916  - 1918

Source: MA
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