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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 41st Infantry Battalion in World War One. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The Battalion was raised at Bell’s Paddock Camp in Brisbane in February 1916 with recruits from Brisbane, northern Queensland and the northern rivers district of New South Wales. It formed part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division.

Compared to some AIF battalions, the 41st’s experience of the battles in Belgium during 1917 was relatively straightforward. It had a supporting role at Messines on 7 June, captured its objectives at Broodseinde on 4 October with little difficulty, and was spared the carnage of Passchendaele on 12 October.

The 41st participated in its last major action of the war between 29 September and 2 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal. The battalion was out of the line when the war ended, and was disbanded in May 1919.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Eastern Precinct, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280999
Long: 149.149219
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Approx. Event Start Date:1916
Approx. Event End Date:1918
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th October, 2014
Front Inscription

                41st BATTALION AIF
                     1916 - 1918
         Battalion Battle Honours
Messines 1917 - Ypres 1917 - Polygon Wood - Broodseinde -
Peolcappelle - Passchendaele - Somme 1918 - Ancre 1918 - Hamel -
Amiens - Albert 1918 - Mont St Quentin - Hindenburg Line -
St. Quentin Canal - France and Flanders 1916 - 18

In Memory Of All Those Who Served And Died

The Lineage Of The Battalion Continues Today Through The
41st Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment, Based In
The Northern Rivers Area Of New South Wales

          "Mors Ante Pudorem" 

 

Source: MA,DVA
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