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Plaque commemorates the 35 enlisted men who made up the first official Darwin Contingent during World War One.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park - adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED BY THE DARWIN RSL SUB BRANCH IN MEMORY OF THE THIRTY-FIVE DARWIN ENLISTEES WHO MADE UP THE FIRST OFFICIAL DARWIN CONTINGENT TO JOIN THE AIF DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-18. THE CONTINGENT LED BY CAPTAIN R.J. LEWIS SAILED FROM DARWIN WHARF ON THE SS CHANGSHA ON 26 APRIL 1915. OF THE THIRTY-FIVE WHO SAILED, CAPTAIN LEWIS AND TEN OTHERS PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

LEST WE FORGET

Source: TOH
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