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19-July-2017
19-July-2017
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A 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
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

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 SS Changsa on 26 April 1915. 

Of the thirty-five who sailed, Captain Lewis and ten others paid the supreme sacrifice.

Lest we forget

 

Source: MA,TOH
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