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Plaque commemorates the 1st Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.)
The 1st Battalion was the first infantry unit recruited for the AIF in New South Wales during the First World War. Its most notable engagement at Gallipoli was the battle of Lone Pine in August. Two members of the battalion, Captain A. J. Shout and Lieutenant L.M. Keysor were awarded Victoria Crosses for their valour at Lone Pine, Captain Shout posthumously.
|Address:||Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads , 2485|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.17|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 17th October, 2009|
Two Victoria Crosses at Lone Pine – One Victoria Cross at BullecourtPoelcappelle / Somme 1916 / Passchendaele / ANZAC / Somme 1918 / Lys / Landing at ANZAC / Pozieres / Hazebrouck / Defence of ANZAC / Bullecourt / Amiens / Suvla / Ypres 1917 / Albert (1918) Chuignes / Sari Bair – Lone Pine / Menin Road / Hindenburg Line / Gallipoli 1915 / Polygon Wood / Epehy / Egypt 1915 -1916 / Broodseinde / France and Flanders / Herbertshohe
Dedicated By The First Battalion Association 17 October 2009
We Will Remember Them