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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 13th Infantry Battalion during World War One. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 13th Battalion AIF was raised from late September 1914, six weeks after the outbreak of the First World War. The battalion was recruited in New South Wales, and with the 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions formed the 4th Brigade, commanded by Colonel John Monash.

The Brigade embarked for overseas in late December. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, it proceeded to Egypt, arriving in early February 1915. When the 4th Brigade arrived in Egypt it became part of the New Zealand and Australian Division.

The 4th Brigade landed at ANZAC Cove late in the afternoon of 25 April 1915. From May to August, the battalion was heavily involved in establishing and defending the ANZAC front line. In August, the 4th Brigade attacked Hill 971. The hill was taken at great cost, although Turkish reinforcements forced the Australians to withdraw. The 13th also suffered casualties during the attack on Hill 60 on 27 August. The battalion served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the battalion returned to Egypt. In June 1916, the 13th sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918, the battalion took part in bloody trench warfare.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Eastern Precinct, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281029
Long: 149.148933
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:Tuesday 14th February, 2012
Front Inscription

In Memory Of Those Who Served With
13th AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION,
1914-1918

Egypt 1915 - 1916
Gallipoli 1915
ANZAC, Landing at ANZAC, Defence of ANZAC, Suvla, Sari Bair

France and Flanders 1916 - 1918
Somme 1916,  Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917,
Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Arras 1918
Ancre 1918, Hamel, Amiens, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, Epehy

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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