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21-February-2016
21-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

A plaque commemorates the centenary of the raising of the 39th Battalion, 3rd Division on the 21st of  February 1916.

 

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:21-February-1916
Actual Event End Date:21-February-2016

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st February, 2016
Front Inscription

The centenary of the raising in Ballarat of the 39th Battalion, 3rd Division, AIF on 21st February 1916

Commanding Officer Lt Col Robert Rankine DSO, (52nd Infantry AMF & 14th Battalion AIF)

39th Battalion Battle Honours

Messines 1917
Ypres  1917
Broodseinde
Passchendaele
Somme 1918
Amiens
Mont St Quentin
Hindenberg Line
St Quentin Canal
France and Flanders 1916  - 1918

Dedicated in Ballarat on 21st February 2016

Unveiled by the descendants of the 39th Battalion men

 

Source: MA
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