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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 1st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War One. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

During the First World War, the 1st Battalion was raised for overseas service in 1914 as part of the First Australian Imperial Force. Attached to the 1st Brigade, the battalion served in Egypt initially before taking part in the fighting in Gallipoli against the Turks. Later the battalion was sent to the Western Front where it fought in the trenches in France and Belgium as part of the Australian Corps. Following the end of the war the battalion was disbanded in 1919.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Behind Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280105
Long: 149.148335
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th March, 2008
Front Inscription

1st AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
1st DIVISION, AIF
1914 - 1918

Two Victoria Crosses At Lone Pine - One Victoria Cross At Bullecourt

Somme 1916  Somme 1918  Pozieres  Bullecourt  Ypres 1917  Menin Road  Polygon Wood  Broodseinde  Poelcappelle Passchendaele  Lys  Hazelbrouck  Amiens  Albert 1918 (Chuignes)  Hindenburg Line  Epehy  France and Flanders 1916-18 ANZAC  Landing at ANZAC  Defence of ANZAC  Suvla  Sari Bair - Lone Pine  Gallipoli 1915  Egypt 1915-16  Herbertshohe

Dedicated To Those Who Served And In Memory Of All Who Died.  
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Dedicated on 12 March 2008 by the First Battalion Association

 

Source: MA
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