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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.
 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial , Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281361
Long: 149.147561
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
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th February, 2012
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH 
2ND AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, AIF  
1914-1919

Herbertshöhe  
EGYPT 1915-1916    
GALLIPOLI 1915
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

Source: MA, DVA
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