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A plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd Battalion during World War One.
The 2nd Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) during World War One. Like the 1st, 3rd and 4th Battalions it was recruited from New South Wales and, together with these battalions, formed the 1st Brigade.
The Second Infantry Battalion was raised at Randwick Racecourse in August 1914. Lieutenant Colonel George Braund was the first officer commander and led the battalion on its arrival in Gallipoli on April 25 1915. He was shot nine days later by a sentry guard after he forgot the password. Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Scobie took over and led troops into the Battle of Lone Pine.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial , Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.281361|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 14th February, 2012|
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH 2ND AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, AIF 1914-1919
ANZAC, LANDING AT ANZAC, DEFENCE OF ANZAC, SUVLA
SARI BAIR – LONE PINE
FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1916-1918
SOMME 1916, POZIERES, BULLECOURT, YPRES 1917, MENIN ROAD,
POLYGON WOOD, BROODSEINDE, POELCAPELLE, PASSCHENDAELE, LYS,
SOMME 1918, HAZEBROUCK, AMIENS, ALBERT 1918 (CHUIGNES),
HINDENBURG LINE, EPEHY
LEST WE FORGET