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The plaque commemorates those who served in 54th Infantry Battalion during World War One.

The Battalion was raised in Egypt on 16 February 1916 as part of the “doubling” of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.)  Half of its recruits were Gallipoli veterans from the 2nd Battalion, and the other half, fresh reinforcements from Australia. Reflecting the composition of the 2nd, the 54th was predominantly composed of men from New South Wales. The battalion became part of the 14th Brigade of the 5th Australian Division.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281361
Long: 149.147561
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th February, 2012
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In memory of those who served with 54th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF
1916 - 1918

Egypt 1916

France and Flanders 1916 - 1918
Somme 1916 - 1918, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Menin Road,  Polygon Wood, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Ancre 1918, Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens, Albert 1918, Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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