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World War Two

This category contains the public monuments and memorials which have been erected to commemorate World War Two from September 1939 to August 1945.

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2/7th Field Ambulance (The Colonel Dudley Byrne Memorial Bell)
 2/7th Field Ambulance (The Colonel Dudley Byrne Memorial Bell)
Address: Henley Beach Road & May Terrace, St Richards Anglican Church
City/Town: Lockleys
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Colonel Dudley Byrne Memorial Bell commemorates the officers and men who died and served with the 2nd/ 7th Field Ambulance during World Two.  Lieutenant -Colonel Dudley Byrne trained the unit to a very high level in the Northen Territory and Queensland from 1942 until December 1944, when a recurrent ankle injury terminated his front line military service.



Australian Women`s Land Army
 Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Fifteenth Street , On Cenotaph Wall
City/Town: Irymple
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the contribution of women who served with the Australian Women's Land Army in the Sunraysia District from 1942 to 1945.



" I Came out of Bataan and I Shall Return "
" I Came out of Bataan and I Shall Return "
Address: Railway Station
City/Town: Terowie
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates Douglas Macarthur's historic message  to the Australian Press after retreating from the Phillipines during World War Two. He subsequently repeated the line "I shall return" in a number of other speeches, in a number of other places.



Douglas McArthur arrived at Terowie Railway Station and much to MacArthur`s surprise his "secret" arrival in Terowie was not so secret. A huge cheer went up from the locals who had gathered when he left the train.



General MacArthur responded by striding towards an opening between a line of railway carriages and saluted the people of Terowie on the other side of the carriages and some passengers on a nearby train. MacArthur was dressed in a loose hanging jacket and slacks and wore no decorations or insignia except for a laurel wreathed peak on his cap and another emblem.



On being asked if his would reach the United States he said:- "The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines and proceed to Corregidor to Australia for the purpose, as I understand it, of organising an American offensive against Japan, the primary purpose of which is the relief of the Philippines. I came through and I shall return." 



"Australia Remembers" Memorial Garden
"Australia Remembers" Memorial Garden
Address: High Street
City/Town: Bute
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The "Australia Remembers" Memorial Garden is dedicated to those who served in World War One, World War Two and Vietnam.



"Montevideo Maru"
"Montevideo Maru"
Address: Wendouree Parade & Carlton Street, Prisoner of War Memorial
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the sinking of the "Montevideo Maru" which is the largest maritime disaster in Australian History. On 22nd June 1942, the Japanese ordered 845 Prisoners of War (POW) and 208 civilian internees to board the Japanese ship, "Montevideo Maru", for transport to Japan.



The ship bore no markings to indicate that it carried POWs. The POWs were members of the 2/22 Battalion AIF, New Guinea Rifles, an Anti-Tank Battery, an Anti-Aircraft Battery, Coastal Defence Battery, a Royal Australian Air Force group and a detachment of the 2/20 Field Ambulance. (Uniquely, the members of the 2/22 Battalion Band were all members of Salvation Army Bands).



On 1st July 1942 an American submarine, the USS Sturgeon, attacked and sank the Montevideo Maru unaware that more than 1000 POWs were locked in its holds. There were no survivors. No indication of its sinking, or of the tragic loss of life was given by the Japanese Government.



"Nothing Sacred
"Nothing Sacred
Address: Via Douglas Hot Springs Road, Site of crash near Fenton Airfield
City/Town: Hayes Creek
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Northern Territory Republican Movement installed a plaque and a small enclosure on the sixtieth anniversary of the crash of "Nothing Sacred".



The wreckage of the Ünited States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.) B24D "Nothing Sacred" is one of over 100 sites in the Northern Territory illustrating the tragedy and loss of life typical of World War Two. The site represents the military alliance with the United States and underscores the sacrifices made by US servicemen in the defence of Australia. The remains of the wreck of the “Nothing Sacred” B-24D Liberator are significant as a tangible reminder of the air war conducted against the Japanese during World War Two from Australia. It is also a tangible link to the association the 380th Bomb Group had in Australia and the specific role that it played in the war.



The B-24 Liberator #42-40509 (D-65-CO), "Nothing Sacred", of the 529 Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force, crashed into Sugar Loaf Hill, 3 miles from Fenton airfield in the Northern Territory south east of Darwin on 21 September 1943 when approaching for a landing at night time. The aircraft was flown by the Parris crew from the 530th Bomb Squadron. The crew of ten were all killed. The only survivor was an extra passenger, a photographer.



Note : As at 27 July 2014, this site is now closed to public access.   It is on private land, and is used for cattle grazing. However, a few years ago some campers decided to spend the night at the airfield and their campfire got out of hand, leading to the death of several animals.  Hence, all of the external signage has been taken down, and the former access road is now gated and padlocked. 



"Q" Class Destroyers
"Q" Class Destroyers
Address: Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham Naval Park
City/Town: East Rockingham
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Two plaques commemorate "Q" Class Destroyers and other minor vessels who served in World War Two.



HMA Ships Quiberon and Quickmatch were lent to Australia by Britain in 1942. They saw service in the Mediterranean, where HMAS Quiberon helped sink the Italian submarine Dessie on 28 November 1942, and in the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Netherlands East Indies and Australia. Their main duties were convoy escort and anti-submarine patrol. After the Second World War they served in Japanese waters as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. Queenborough, Quality and Quadrant were loaned to the RAN in 1945, serving in postwar operations around Australia and New Guinea. After being transferred outright to the RAN in 1950, all except HMAS Quality were rebuilt as ‘Q’ class anti-submarine frigates.





 



"Thanksgiving For Peace"
"Thanksgiving For Peace"
Address: Water & Cleveland Streets, St Andrew`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Wahroonga
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A window commemorates the establishment of peace in 1945.  The window was designed by Mr John Rudecki of John Ashwin & Co. It represents the miracle of the loaves and fish.



"The Spotters"
"The Spotters"
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company (known as "The Spotters" during World War Two.



"The Track"
"The Track"
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree is dedicated to the men and women who built and maintained " the track"  between Alice Springs and Darwin during World War Two.



The outbreak of war in late 1939 forced the military to seriously consider the transportation issues in the north as the threat of war with the Japanese also inferred a threat of invasion.  The northern coastline was the obvious invasion route but it was also the key to providing support for allied troops in the Pacific.  A dependable north south route through the Territory became a priority.



In August 1940, the Commonwealth Government approved the building of an all-weather road between Alice Springs and Darwin.  The task of building the various sections was divided between the road authorities of New South Wales; Queensland; South Australia and Victoria; a truly national effort.  The road was completed just before the 1941/42 wet season, however the extreme weather conditions of the Territory, and the increased volume of traffic using the route required constant maintenance and upgrading. 



The bombing of Darwin in February 1942 confirmed the fears of military command and more than justified the construction of the North South road.  Darwin was evacuated in the wake of further bombings and Alice Springs, at the other end of the North South Road, became the Territory’s main military base.



The Track was called the North South Road until April 1944 when the name was changed to the Stuart Highway, after the explorer John McDouall Stuart who first crossed the continent from south to north in 1862.



"The Track"
"The Track"
Address: Wills Terrace
City/Town: Alice Springs
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men and women who built and maintained 'The Track' between Alice Springs and Darwin during World War Two.



The 1500 kilometre Stuart Highway North in the Northern Territory was constructed and sealed during World War Two from Alice Springs to Darwin. Work commenced in 1940 and continued throughout the war years. It connected the rail heads of Alice Springs and Larrimah which allowed all weather transport of troops and materials to Darwin. Most of the road construction workers were civilians but assistance was received from the Australian Army and one unit of the United States Army also assisted.



"They Passed This Way"
"They Passed This Way"
Address: Station Street
City/Town: Innisfail
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the 2/12th Infantry Battalion, 18th Brigade 7th Division who stopped briefly in this area before proceeding to Townsville for deployment to Balikapan in 1945.



1 Field Survey Company
1 Field Survey Company
Address: Macauley & Kennedy Streets, Kilcoy RSL
City/Town: Kilcoy
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A monument commemorates 1 Field Survey Company which was based at Kilcoy during World War Two

1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 32 & 100 Squadrons
1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 32 & 100 Squadrons
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 32 and 100 Squadrons and Support Units of World War Two.



1, 8, 21, 453 & Headquarters Squadrons
1, 8, 21, 453 & Headquarters Squadrons
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 1, 8, 21, 453 and Headquarters Squadrons of World War Two


10 & 461 Squadrons
10 & 461 Squadrons
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates members of 10 & 461 Squadrons who lost their lives in World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



10 Australian Army Troops Company
10 Australian Army Troops Company
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 10 Australian Army Troops Company during World War Two.



10 Squadron
10 Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the personnel who served in 10 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.



10 Squadron & 461 Squadron Memorial Wall
10 Squadron & 461 Squadron Memorial Wall
Address: Stilling Street, Catalina Park
City/Town: Rathmines
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial wall commemorates those of 10 and 461 Squadrons who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War Two. There are more than 250 names on the plaques on the wall, many never buried as they were lost at sea.



The wall is for all Australian members who served with No's. 10 and 461 Squadrons during 1939 to 1945.



The new wall is the result of the dedication, personal cost and efforts of the members of the Sunderland Branch of the RAAF Association (NSW Division), the Rathmines Memorial Park Trustees and the local council.



Approximately two thirds of the costs were provided for by two substantial donations. The NSW Division of the Air Force Association donated $4,000.00 along with a grant from the Federal Government of $4,000.00 by way of the "Saluting Their Service" funding grants scheme. 



10 Squadron - 461 Squadron
10 Squadron - 461 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 10 Squadron and 461 Squadron during World War Two.



 



10 Squadron Memorial Plaque
10 Squadron Memorial Plaque
Address: Bull Creek Drive, Aviation Heritage Museum
City/Town: Bull Creek
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The memorial plaque commemorates those who lost their lives and those members of 10 Squadron who were involved in the crash of RAAF Sunderland W6054/D during World War Two. The memorial plaque sits amongst relics, including the port propeller, which were salvaged from the seabed wreckage of RAAF Sunderland W6054/D in 1985.



The Sunderland departed Gibraltar at 07.30 on 13 November 1942. It carried five passengers, three of them Royal Naval personnel, including Captain Frederick Peters DSO, DSC who was flying to England to receive the Victoria Cross for his actions in North Africa.



On its approach to Mount Batten air station in Plymouth, the aircraft crashed into the sea during heavy fog killing all five passengers. Eleven members of the air crew survived , three suffering serious injuries. Pilot Officer Bill Moore, the Sunderland`s navigator, supported a fellow crewman in the freezing water until they were rescued and was subsequently Mentioned in Dispatches for his actions.



101 Australian Light Field Ambulance Honour Roll
101 Australian Light Field Ambulance Honour Roll
Address: 63 Nicholas Street, Ipswich Soldiers` Memorial Hall
City/Town: Ipswich
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

101 Australian Light Field Ambulance Honour Roll honours those who served in World War Two.



No further information known as at June 2013



103/111 Anti Tank Regiments
103/111 Anti Tank Regiments
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 103/111 Anti Tank Regiments during World War Two.



105th General Hospital Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.
105th General Hospital Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.
Address: Gatton-Laidley Road, Gatton Agricultural College
City/Town: Gatton
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the occupation of the 105th General Hospital Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. at Gatton Collegefrom 1942 to 1944 during World War Two.



In March 1942 the 153rd Station Hospital, the first operational United States Army Hospital in Australia, was established at the Gatton Campus. Colonel John Marshall was Chief Surgeon of the 153rd Station Hospital, the unit first posted here between 15 March and July 1942. Lt. Col. Raymond O. Dart was the first Commander of the 105th General Hospital.



When this unit departed for Port Moresby in July 1942, the facility was transferred to the US Army 105th General Hospital, which operated as the main hospital for the South West Pacific region for the next 2 years of the war.



Over 20,000 patients were sent to the 105th from throughout the Pacific. Patients from this theatre of war were treated for all war related wounds and psychological problems.



106 Australian Casualty Clearing Station
106 Australian Casualty Clearing Station
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bronze plaque dedicated to the service of individuals of the 6th and 106th Casualty Clearing Stations, based in Brisbane during the Second World War.



106th Australian Casualty Clearing Station
106th Australian Casualty Clearing Station
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque honours those who served with the 106th Australian Casualty Clearing Station during World War Two.



The Australian Army Nursing Service was mobilised with the declaration of war in September 1939. Sisters were employed in Australian General Hospitals (AGH) and Casualty Clearing Stations in Australia and later in New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.



106th Tank Attack Regiment
106th Tank Attack Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 106th Tank Attack Regiment of World War Two


10th Australian Field Ambulance
10th Australian Field Ambulance
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 10th Australian Field Ambulance during World War Two. The plaque is dedicated to members of the unit who gave their lives in Papua New Guinea  and Borneo.



 



10th Australian Field Company RAE
10th Australian Field Company RAE
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with 10th Australian Field Company RAE during World War Two. Plaque is dedicated to those who built the army camp and hospital at Rocky Creek during World War Two.



 



10th Battalion Association Memorial
10th Battalion Association Memorial
Address: Federal Highway, RSL Memorial Grove
City/Town: Majura
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 2/10th Battalion Association Memorial is dedicated to the members of the 10th Battalion of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force who died on active service during World War Two. The memorial is composed of a marble plinth, on a brick base, which lists on either side the names of the battalion.



The battalion saw service in England, Egypt, the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and Borneo. During its term of service (1939-1945), the battalion earned 12 Battle honours and won 30 decorations and 51 Mentioned-in-Dispatches.



110 Army General Hospital Memorial
110 Army General Hospital Memorial
Address: Third Avenue & Museum Drive, Army Museum
City/Town: Nungarin
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Memorial to the staff of 110 Army General Hospital who maintained a sick bay at Nungarin during World War Two.



112th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
112th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with 112th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



118th Australian General (Military) Hospital Plaque
118th Australian General (Military) Hospital Plaque
Address: Hutt Street, C.Y. O`Connor TAFE
City/Town: Northam
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

118th Australian General (Military) Hospital Plaque is a small pedestal bearing a metal plaque commemorating those who served at the 118th Military Hospital on this site from 1941-1946.



119 Australian General Hospital
119 Australian General Hospital
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with 119 Australian General Hospital during World War Two.



11th Australian Infantry Battalion
11th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates 11th Australian Infantry Battalion.



11th Field Company
11th Field Company
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 11th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers during World War Two.



12 Squadron
12 Squadron
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served and those who lost their lives while serving with 12 Squadron during World War Two. 12 Squadron was the first to be permanently based in Darwin in 1939.



12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 12th / 50th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



12th Army Troops Company Royal Australian Engineers
12th Army Troops Company Royal Australian Engineers
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 12th Army Troops Company Royal Australian Engineers in World War Two.



The RAE provides combat engineering, construction and other technical support to the Australian Defence Force. One of the main roles of the Corps is to provide mobility and counter mobility capabilities to the Australian Army and its allies. The Corps also performs the majority of the Australian Army's demolition tasks and is trained to fight as infantry if needed.



132 Australian General Transport Company
132 Australian General Transport Company
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 132 Australian General Transport Company during World War Two. The Company was first on the Atherton Tablelands during World War Two.



133rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
133rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 133rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery during World War Two.



 



135 Australian General Transport Company
135 Australian General Transport Company
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 135 Australian General Transport Company of World War Two


13th Australian Army Ordnance Depot
13th Australian Army Ordnance Depot
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with 13th Australian Army Ordnance Depot during World War Two.



 



13th Australian Field Regiment
13th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served with the 13th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



14 / 32nd Battalion
14 / 32nd Battalion
Address: 4 Chapel Street, St George`s Uniting Church
City/Town: St Kilda East
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque next to the pulpit commemorates the members of the 14/32nd Battalion who were killed or died during World War Two.


14 and 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries Memorial Plaque
14 and 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries Memorial Plaque
Address: Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

14 and 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries Memorial Plaque commemorates those who served in World War Two.



The 14th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery was one of the few Militia anti-aircraft units in Darwin at the time of the first raids by the Japanese during World War Two. The unit was equipped with both modern 3.7-inch anti-aircraft artillery and First World War–vintage Lewis light machine-guns.



14/32 Infantry Battalion
14/32 Infantry Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 14/32 Infantry Battalion of World War Two.



147th Field Artillery Regiment South Dakota
147th Field Artillery Regiment South Dakota
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 147th Field Artillery Regiment South Dakota (United States of America) during World War Two.



148th Field Artillery Battalion Idaho (U.S.A.)
148th Field Artillery Battalion Idaho (U.S.A.)
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 148th Field Artillery Battalion Idaho (United States of America) during World War Two.



The 148th Field Artillery were returning from operations in Timor when their ships were struck during the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942. The troops of the battalion suffered some casualties, including three men killed in action . Some of the artillerymen, particularly from B Battery, took part in salvaging their guns and vehicles from the holds of the sunken or stranded vessels after the raid.



14th / 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
14th / 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 14th/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries
14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries during the bombing of Darwin in World War Two.



14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries - 60th Anniversary
14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries - 60th Anniversary
Address: Esplanade, Bicentennial Park near Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated at the site of the 14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries guns which fired on the Japanese when they attacked Darwin on the 19th February 1942. The plaque was erected by the people of Darwin and dedicated on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin in 1942.



14th Australian Company
14th Australian Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 14th Australian Company during World War Two.



 



14th Australian Field Company
14th Australian Field Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 14th Australian Field Company during World War Two.



 



151 General Transport Company
151 General Transport Company
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel who served in the 151 General Transport Company during World War Two 


157th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
157th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
Address: 1 Miskin Street, Torres Strait Heritage Museum
City/Town: Horn Island
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 157th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery who served on Horn Island from October 1942 to September 1944 during World War Two



15th Australian Infantry Brigade
15th Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of those who paid the supreme sacifice at New Guinea and Bouganville while serving with 15th Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two.



 



15th Field Company Engineers RAE
15th Field Company Engineers RAE
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 15th Field Company Engineers RAE during World War Two.



16 Australian Infantry Battalion
16 Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 16th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



16th Australian Field Regiment
16th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 16th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



16th Australian Field Regiment Plaque
16th Australian Field Regiment Plaque
Address: Flinders Lane, Flinders Memorial Park
City/Town: Rockingham
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

16th Australian Field Regiment Plaque commemorates those who served in World War Two.



16th Australian Infantry Brigade Memorial
16th Australian Infantry Brigade Memorial
Address: Campbelltown Road, Ingleburn Military Precinct
City/Town: Ingleburn
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

16th Australian Infantry Brigade Memorial


16th Motor Regiment Memorial
16th Motor Regiment Memorial
Address: Park Street, School of Arts
City/Town: East Gresford
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

16th Motor Regiment Memorial


17th Australian Field Company
17th Australian Field Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 14th Australian Field Company during World War Two.



 



17th Australian Infantry Brigade
17th Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all those who served with the 17th Australian Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.) which served in World War Two.



The 17th Brigade was reformed on 13 October 1939, again as part of the 6th Division, recruited from Victoria. The 17th Brigade fought in the Western Desert Campaign in Libya, the Battle of Greece, the Battle of Wau, the Salamaua-La campaign in Papua, and in the Aitape-Wewak campaign in New Guinea.



 



18 N.E.I. - Royal Australian Air Force
18 N.E.I. - Royal Australian Air Force
Address: 557 Stuart Highway , Australian Aviation Heritage Museum
City/Town: Winnellie
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the memory of 110 airmen who lost their lives between 1942 and 1945 while serving with 18 N.E.I. -R.A.A.F. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.



18 (NEI) Squadron was formed in Canberra on 4 April 1942. Although nominally made up of Dutch nationals, the RAAF supplied many co-pilots, air gunners, bombardiers, photographers, and ground staff. The US provided supplies and equipment.The squadron moved to Batchelor airfield in the Northern Territory between April and May 1943. Between November 1943 and March 1944 18 Squadron was ordered to prevent Japanese reinforcements reaching the north-east part of Papua and New Guinea.



18 Squadron
18 Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the Royal Australia Air Force and Netherlands personnel who served in 18 Squadron during World War Two.



18 Squadron N.E.I.
18 Squadron N.E.I.
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates 18 Squadron`s formation in 1942 and is also in memory of 110 comrades who lost their lives 1942-1945. 



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



18 Squadron NEI
18 Squadron NEI
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the Australian, Dutch and Javanese personnel who died in sevice with 18 Squadron NEI during World War Two.



18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies
18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree and plaque commemorate members of 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (N.E. I.) who lost their lives during World War Two.



No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron was a joint Dutch and Australian bomber squadron of World War Two.. Formed in April 1942, the squadron was staffed by a mixture of Dutch and Australian personnel and placed under Royal Australian Air Force operational command. Initially it undertook anti-submarine patrols on the east coast of Australia, before moving to northern Australia and taking part in operations against the Japanese in the islands of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). At the conclusion of hostilities, the squadron came under Dutch control and Australian personnel were transferred out.



18th Brigade
18th Brigade
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd/9th, 2nd/10th and 2nd/12th infantry Battalions which formed the 18th Brigade during World War Two.



 



18th Brigade Memorial Park
18th Brigade Memorial Park
Address: Hume Highway & Gregory Street, Remembrance Driveway
City/Town: Bass Hill
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Lemon Scented Gum trees were planted in 1993 and dedicated as the 18 Brigade Memorial Park.

 



19th (Aust) Machine Gun Battalion (23rd Brigade)
19th (Aust) Machine Gun Battalion (23rd Brigade)
Address: Memorial Drive, Sawyer Park
City/Town: Horsham
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 900 personnel from Horsham, Southern Mallee and Wimmera Regions who formed the Horsham based 19th Machine Gun Battalion (23rd Brigade). It also acknowledges their contribution to the defence of Darwin from enemy attacks between 19th February 1942 -1944.



19th Australian Field Ambulance Plaque
19th Australian Field Ambulance Plaque
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 19th Australian Field Ambulance which served in World War Two.



The 19th Field Ambulance was located in the Townsville area on 14 May 1942. The 19th Field Ambulance moved from Roseneath to Calcium, west of Townsville on 16 May 1942.



"A" Company of the 19th Field Ambulance moved from Calcium to Townsville by Motor Transport on 17 June 1942 to catch a train to to the Casualty Dressing Station at Little Mulgrave, south of Cairns. They were to carry out anti-malaria measures in conjunction with the 5th Australian Field Hygiene Section.



19th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
19th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with 19th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery during World War Two.



19th Australian Line Section Honour Roll
19th Australian Line Section Honour Roll
Address: Pall Mall, Soldiers Memorial Institute
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 19th Australian Line Section Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.


19th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
19th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 19th Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



19th Battalion (Darwin Infantry Battalion)
19th Battalion (Darwin Infantry Battalion)
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the members of the Darwin Infantry Battalion (19th Australian Infantry Battalion) which served in Darwin during World War Two.



1st Australian Armoured Regiment
1st Australian Armoured Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Armoured Regiment during World War Two.



1st Australian Army Regimental Training School - AWAS
1st Australian Army Regimental Training School - AWAS
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in memory of all women of the Australian Army who served with the 1st Australian Army Regimental Training School during World War Two.



1st Australian Corps
1st Australian Corps
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 1st Australian Corps of World War Two


1st Australian Corps Signals
1st Australian Corps Signals
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Corps Signals during World War Two.



1st Australian Corps Troops Supply Column and Attachments Plaque
1st Australian Corps Troops Supply Column and Attachments Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

1st Australian Corps Troops Supply Column and Attachments Plaque


1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park
1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park during World War Two.



1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park
1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park
Address: Esplanade, Bicentennial Park adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 1st Australian Infantry Troops Ordnance Field Park during World War Two.  



1st Australian Parachute Battalion
1st Australian Parachute Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Parachute Battalion during World War Two. The battalion was stationed and trained on the Atherton Tableland in 1944-1945.



2/10th Battalion Memorial
2/10th Battalion Memorial
Address: Sattelberg & Buin Roads, Woodside Barracks
City/Town: Woodside
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial dedicated in memory of those who served who served with the 2/10th battalion during World War Two.



Unveiling of a memorial cairn at Woodside camp next Sunday afternoon will be witnessed by a large number of members of the 10th Battalion AIF ExServicemen's Association and their friends. The secretary. Mr. H. Ellis (99 Selth street, Albert Park) told me yesterday that the cream brick cairn is 3 ft. 6 in. high and 4 ft. wide and will bear the 2/10 Bn. color patch and a plate.



Ceremonial will be provided by members of the 16th National Service Training Bn. under the direction of the CO. Lt-Col. Geoff Matthews, DSO. who served with the 2/10th. The cairn, which will be unveiled by Col. M. F. Beevor, association president, is located at the camp entrance and will be surrounded by lawns and rockery.

The Advertiser (Adelaide), 17 June 1953.



2/22nd Battalion- Lark Force
2/22nd Battalion- Lark Force
Address: Pall Mall , Soldiers Memorial Institute Remembrance Wall
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of those who served in New Britain, Rabual, Tol, Gasmata and those who lost their lives in the Montevideo Maru prison ship in 1942.



200 Liberator Special Duties & Z Special Unit
200 Liberator Special Duties & Z Special Unit
Address: Toowoomba-Karara Road, Liberator Park
City/Town: Leyburn
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates 200 Special Duties Flight Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) and Z Special Unit.



During 1945, secrecy surrounded the RAAF 200 Liberator Special Duties Flight and Z Services Reconnaissance Department operating out of Leyburn aerodrome and dropping commandos behind enemy lines in Borneo.



200 Liberator Special Duties Flight Roll of Honour
200 Liberator Special Duties Flight Roll of Honour
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F). 200 Liberator Special Duties Flight Roll of Honour is dedicated to the Aircrews and operatives of 'Z' Special Units, who departed from Leyburn during World War Two, and perished in Borneo and Timor in 1945.



21st Australian Infantry Brigade
21st Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served with the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two.



22 & 30 Squadrons
22 & 30 Squadrons
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served in Royal Australian Air Force 22 & 30 Squadrons in the South West Pacific area during World War Two. 



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



22 Repair & Servicing Unit
22 Repair & Servicing Unit
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates 22 Repair and Servicing Unit of World War Two.



22nd Infantry Brigade Memorial
22nd Infantry Brigade Memorial
Address: 624 Limekilns Road, Rossmore Park
City/Town: Forest Grove
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 22nd Infrantry Brigade that served in World War Two. The memorial is a granite plinth with a bronze plaque on a concrete base. The Property was an Army camp from 1940 until the end of World War Two.





 



22nd Squadron
22nd Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates 22nd Squadron of World War Two


23 Squadron
23 Squadron
Address: Beaudesert Boonah Road, Mount Joyce Recreation Park
City/Town: Wyaralong
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates 23 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who used the area at Wyaralong Dam for bombing and gunnery range practice before departing for combat duty during in World War Two.



23/21 Australian Infantry Battalion
23/21 Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 23/21 Australian Infantry Battalion.



23rd Field Company
23rd Field Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 23rd Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers during World War Two.



23rd Field Company Royal Australian Engineers
23rd Field Company Royal Australian Engineers
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 23rd Field Company during World War Two.



24, 32 & 75 Squadrons
24, 32 & 75 Squadrons
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 24, 32 and 75 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force who died or were killed in World War Two.



24th Infantry Battalion
24th Infantry Battalion
Address: Military Base
City/Town: Puckapunyal
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates the 24th Australian Infantry battalion.



25 Pounder Gun
25 Pounder Gun
Address: Nanima Crescent, Cameron Park
City/Town: Wellington
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A 25 pounder artillery piece commemorates the men and women who served in World War Two



25th Australian Infantry Battalion -Darling Downs Regiment Plaque
25th Australian Infantry Battalion -Darling Downs Regiment Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those from the 25th Battalion Darling Downs Regiment who paid the supreme sacrifice during the Papua New Guinea and Bougainville campaigns during World War Two.



25th Battalion Australian Military Forces (The Darling Downs Regiment)
25th Battalion Australian Military Forces (The Darling Downs Regiment)
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the men who served with the 25th Battalion A.M.F. during World War Two.



25th Battalion Memorial
25th Battalion Memorial
Address: McCormack Drive, Railway Station
City/Town: Spring Bluff
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates those who served with the 25th Battalion during World War Two.



On St Patrick’s Day, 1942 the Darling Downs 25th Battalion left Cabarlah barracks at 2am and marched down the steep range to the siding at Spring Bluff Railway Station. The soldiers boarded trains bound for the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, Townsville and eventually Milne Bay. More than 200 did not return from battles with Japanese forces at Milne Bay in 1942 and Bougainville in 1945.



Each year on the anniversary of the Soldiers’ departure from Spring Bluff, returned members of the 25th Battalion gather at Spring Bluff Railway Station for a flag raising ceremony



25th Brigade
25th Brigade
Address: Mathew Terrace, Railway Station
City/Town: Caboolture
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the  25th Brigade, 7th Division who entrained at the station on the 1st September 1942 on their way to take part in the Kokoda campaiign during World War Two.



26 Australian Infantry Battalion (A.I.F) Roll of Honour
26 Australian Infantry Battalion (A.I.F) Roll of Honour
Address: I Herschel Street, RSL Club
City/Town: Clermont
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

26 Australian Infantry Battalion (A.I.F) Roll of Honour honours those from the battalion who served in World War Two.



No further information known as at July 2013.



26 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
26 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
Address: Prior & Hewett Streets, RSL Club
City/Town: Charters Towers
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

26 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour honours those who served in World War  Two.



 



Note : Charters Towers RSL closed in March 2013.



26th Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
26th Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A bronze plaque commemorates the 26th Australian Infantry Battalion (Logan and Albert Regiment), that served in World War Two.



The plaque displays a Roll of Honour of the 37 members of the unit who were killed in action or died of wounds on active duty.



26th Australian Infantry Brigade
26th Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served with the 26th Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two.



26th Battalion
26th Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 26th Infantry Battalion of World War Two.



27th Australian Infantry Battalion
27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 27th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



27th Australian Infantry Battalion (The South Australian Scottish Regiment)
27th Australian Infantry Battalion (The South Australian Scottish Regiment)
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those members of the 27th Australian Infantry Battalion (The South Australian Scottish Regiment) who served Darwin, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during World War Two.



28th Australian Infantry Battalion
28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 28th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



29th Australian Infantry Brigade
29th Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two. 



29th Australian Infantry Brigade
29th Australian Infantry Brigade
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of the men who served with the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two.



The 29th Brigade was an infantry brigade of the Australian Army. Raised on 20 December 1941 during World War II as part of the Militia initially tasked with defending Townsville against possible invasion from the Japanese. In March 1942, the brigade's three infantry battalions—the 15th, 42nd and 47th Battalions—began concentrating in Townsville where they formed part of the 5th Division. The 29th Brigade also consisted of 11 Field Company RAE, 7 Field Ambulance AAMC, supporting artillery and other units.



29th Brigade Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Plaque
29th Brigade Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bronze plaque dedicated to the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels' of the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade, who carried supplies to the troops and evacuated the wounded over mountainous terrain in Papua and New Guinea during the Second World War.



29th Brigade Memorial Plaque
29th Brigade Memorial Plaque
Address: 42 Oxlade Drive, South Eastern District RSL
City/Town: New Farm
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 29th Brigade Memorial Plaque during World War Two.



2nd / 101st Australian General Transport Company
2nd / 101st Australian General Transport Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 101st Australian General Transport Company during World War Two.



2nd / 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 10th Australian Infantry Battalion during  World War Two.



2nd / 10th Field Company
2nd / 10th Field Company
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 10th Field Company of the Australian Army which served in World War Two.



 



2nd / 10th Field Regiment
2nd / 10th Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 900 Queenslanders who fought during the battle for Singapore during World War Two. It was the last Australian unit to withdraw across the Causeway onto Singapore Island as the Japanese attacked in early 1942.



2nd / 10th Field Regiment
2nd / 10th Field Regiment
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of the gunners who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the 2nd / 10th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery during  World War Two.



2/10th Field Regiment was formed in July 1940 at Redbank Camp, Brisbane, as one of the 8th Division’s three artillery regiments. The division’s other two regiments were the 2/14th and 2/15th Field Regiments.



The unit was serving in Singapore in 1942 when the island fortress fell to the Japanese. For the next three-and-a-half years the men had to endure the brutality of being a prisoner of war. Of the 834 officers and men of the regiment who became prisoners, 270 died. The surviving prisoners were liberated in late August 1945 and began returning to Australia almost immediately.



2nd / 11th Australian Army Troop Company(ATTC)
2nd / 11th Australian Army Troop Company(ATTC)
Address: Kennedy Highway
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 11th Australian Army Troop Company(ATTC) which was stationed in the Atherton Tablelands during World War Two.



2nd / 11th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 11th Australian Field Regiment
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd /11th Australian Army Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 11th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 11th Field Company R.A.E
2nd / 11th Field Company R.A.E
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the members of the 2nd / 11th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers that died or were killed in World War Two



2nd / 11th Field Regiment
2nd / 11th Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 11th Field Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 11th Field Regiment
2nd / 11th Field Regiment
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 11th Field Regiment that served in World War Two



 



2nd / 11th Field Regiment
2nd / 11th Field Regiment
Address: Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum
City/Town: East Point
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2/11th Field Regiment which occupied gun positions in Darwin from 1943-1944 during World War Two.



2nd / 12th Australian Field Ambulance / Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
2nd / 12th Australian Field Ambulance / Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates personnel who served in the 2nd / 12th Australian Field Ambulance during World War Two and the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur which was sunk by the Japanese in 1943.



The Centaur, 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship, was a motor passenger ship converted in early 1943 for use as a hospital ship. In November 1941 it had rescued survivors of the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran after it had sunk and been sunk by H.M.A.S. Sydney.



On 12 May 1943 the Centaur sailed unescorted from Sydney at 0945 hours carrying her crew and normal staff, as well as stores and equipment of the 2/12th Field Ambulance but no patients. It was sunk without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine on 14 May 1943 at approximately 0400 hours, its position being approximately 27°17` S, 153°58` E about 50 miles east north-east of Brisbane. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived. These survivors spent 35 hours on rafts before being rescued. 



 



2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of all who served in the 2nd /12th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 12th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the members of the 2nd / 12th Australian Infantry Battalion who gave their lives while serving with the battalion during World War Two.



The 2/12th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during World War Two. Raised in late 1939 as part of the all volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force, the battalion served throughout the course of the war in the United Kingdom, North Africa, New Guinea and on Borneo, undertaking operations against both German and Japanese troops. It was disbanded in January 1946.



2nd / 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected by the 2nd / 12th  Association, Veteran Affairs and the Atherton Shire Council in memory of the 154 soldiers of the 2nd/ 12th Battalion who gave their lives in the battles at Gona, Buna  and Sanananda during World War two.



2nd / 12th Battalion Memorial
2nd / 12th Battalion Memorial
Address: Alfred Street, Jubilee Park
City/Town: Mackay
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the 205 men from the Mackay District who served and died in the 2/12th Battalion at Milne Bay and further battles during World War Two. The memorial is sited with the National Service Memorial.



In 2011 this Memorial was upgraded and enhanced due to a partnership between Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the new memorial.  Prior to the enhancement, each of the plaques were displayed on separate low concrete plinths.



2nd / 12th Field Regiment
2nd / 12th Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 12th Field Regiment that served in World War Two



2nd / 12th Field Regiment
2nd / 12th Field Regiment
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the memory of those who served with the 2nd / 12th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery during World War Two.



2nd / 12th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 12th Infantry Battalion
Address: McCauley Street, RSL Memorial Hall
City/Town: Kilcoy
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates the men of the 2nd / 12th Infantry Battalion, 18th Brigade which served in World War Two.



The battalion was encamped in the Kilcoy area after returning from service in the United Kingdom and North Africa. The Battalion then played a major role in the Battle of Milne Bay, joining other Australian troops in inflicting the first land defeat on the Imperial Army of Japan.



2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two. After serving in the Middle East the battalion trained on the Atherton Tablelands.



2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those soldiers who died , and all those who served in the 2nd / 14th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two 


2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Tinarra Close, Yandina - Coolum Road
City/Town: Yandina
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates members of the 2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion which trained over a wide area of the Blackall Ranges during World War Two.



2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates personnel who served in the 2nd / 14th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 14th Battalion
2nd / 14th Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 14th Battalion that served in World War Two



2nd / 14th Battalion
2nd / 14th Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 14th Infantry Battalion during World War Two


2nd / 14th Field Regiment
2nd / 14th Field Regiment
Address: Schwarz Crescent, RSL Club
City/Town: Alice Springs
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A 25 Pounder Gun commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the 2nd / 14th Field Regiment passing through Alice Springs en route to Darwin during World War Two.



2nd / 14th Field Regiment
2nd / 14th Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 14th Field Regiment that served in World War Two



2nd / 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 15th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion of the 20th Brigade, 9th Division that served in World War Two.



2nd / 15th Battalion
2nd / 15th Battalion
Address: Oaklands Parade, Anglican Church Grammar School
City/Town: East Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Two Aleppo pine trees honour the men from South Brisbane and Coorparoo, and former Grammar School students of the 2/15th Battalion who fought at El Alamien and Tobruk in North Africa during World War Two.



The 2/15th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War. Formed in May 1940 from primarily Queensland volunteers, the battalion served in North Africa in 1941–42 as part of the 20th Brigade, which was assigned to the 7th Division, before being reassigned to the 9th Division.



2nd / 15th Field Regiment
2nd / 15th Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 15th Field Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company
2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the the 2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company during World War Two.



2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company
2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 164th Australian General Transport Company which served in World War Two.



2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
Address: Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A monument commemorates the servicemen of 2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion who served in Syria, New Guinea and Borneo in World War Two. 



The 2/16th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, serving during World War Two. Attached to the 21st Brigade of the 7th Division, it was formed in 1940 and saw action against Vichy French forces in Syria and Lebanon and the Japanese in New Guinea. 



The 2/16th Battalion was formed in Perth, Western Australia on 20 April 1940. Many of the battalion's early recruits were from the Goldfields of Western Australia. The battalion had basic training at Northam Army Camp before embarking for Egypt in October 1940.



2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the men of the 2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion who after active service in the Middle East trained on the Atherton Tableland during World War Two.



2nd / 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery ( Airborne)
2nd / 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery ( Airborne)
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery ( Airborne) during World War Two.



2nd / 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 18th Battalion of the 8th Division during World War Two.



2nd / 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 19th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Tank Regiment
2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Tank Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Tank Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of departed comrades who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 1st Infantry Battalion of the 6th Division which served in World War Two.



The 2/1st Battalion was raised at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, on 16 October 1939 as part of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division. It relocated to the newly-opened Ingleburn Camp on 2 November and, after conducting basic training there, embarked for overseas service on 10 January 1940.



Disembarking in Egypt on 13 February 1940, the 2/1st moved to Palestine, where it was concentrated with the rest of the 16th Brigade at Julis near Gaza. The brigade trained in Palestine until the end of August, when it moved to Egypt to carry out its final preparations for active service with the 6th Division.



2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion of World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion was formed on 14 December 1939 as part of the 6th Division and served in England, Greece, Crete and Papua New Guinea before becoming part of the 7th Division and serving in Borneo. The battalion was disbanded on 26 January 1946. Horrie the Wog Dog was the battalion's unofficial mascot.



2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Australian Topographical Survey Company,3rd Field Survey Company, 5th Field Survey Company
2nd / 1st Australian Topographical Survey Company,3rd Field Survey Company, 5th Field Survey Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australian Survey Corps Plaque is dedicated to the members who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Topographical Survey Company,3rd Field Survey Company and the 5th Field Survey Company who were based on the Atherton Tablelands and undertook survey and mapping in Northern Australia in 1942 to 1945.



2nd / 1st Heavy Artillery Battery
2nd / 1st Heavy Artillery Battery
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Heavy Artillery Battery during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Infantry Battalion (The City of Sydney) Regiment
2nd / 1st Infantry Battalion (The City of Sydney) Regiment
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque Commemorates who served with the 2nd / 1st Infantry Battalion A.I.F. (The City of Sydney Regiment) during World War Two.



The 2/1st Battalion was a battalion of the Australian Army raised at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, on 16 October 1939 as part of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division for World War Two.  The battalion served in Greece, the Middle East and the Pacific.



2nd / 1st Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 1st Machine Gun Battalion of World War Two



2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit
2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates the 70 aboriginal men and women who served with the 2nd /1st North Australia Observer Unit during World War Two.



2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit
2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit during World War Two.



2nd / 1st Northern Observer Unit Memorial
2nd / 1st Northern Observer Unit Memorial
Address: Stuart Highway & O`Shea Terrace, O`Shea Park
City/Town: Katherine
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Observer Unit Memorial is a stone obelisk commemorating the 2nd / 1st North Australia Observer Unit that served in World War Two



The 2/1st North Australia Observer Unit (2/1 NAOU) was an Australian Army reconnaissance unit.  It was formed in May 1942 to patrol remote areas of northern Australia and provide warning to the Northern Territory Force of any Japanese landings. As the threat of Japanese landings declined 2/1 NAOU patrols were reduced in July 1943 and the unit was disbanded in March 1945.



2nd / 1st Tank Attack Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
2nd / 1st Tank Attack Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Tank Attack Regiment Royal Australian Artillery during World War Two.



2nd / 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 20th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 20th Infantry Brigade March
2nd / 20th Infantry Brigade March
Address: Campbelltown Road, Bardia Barracks
City/Town: Ingleburn
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 20th Infantry Brigade march from Ingleburn to Bathurst during World War Two.



2nd / 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park-adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who died or were killed while serving with the 2nd  / 21st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 21st Battalion
2nd / 21st Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 21st Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 21st Battalion Monument
2nd / 21st Battalion Monument
Address: Goulburn Valley Highway, Cherry Tree Range Property, Whiteheads Creek
City/Town: Trawool
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument in a private property commemorates the 2nd / 21st Battalion that served in World War Two



2nd / 22nd Battalion
2nd / 22nd Battalion
Address: Upper Goulburn Road, Rokeby Property
City/Town: Tallarook
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument on private property commemorates the 2nd / 22nd Battalion that served in World War Two. The 2/22nd Battalion was formed on the site of Rokeby Property in July 1940.



2nd / 22nd Battalion
2nd / 22nd Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 22nd Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 22nd Battalion - Lark Force
2nd / 22nd Battalion - Lark Force
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates those of the Lark Force of the 2nd / 22nd Battalion that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Dean Street, Monument Hill
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion of World War Two


2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/23rd Infantry Battalion was raised at the Albury Showgrounds in New South Wales in August 1940, as part of the 26th Brigade. The battalion did its initial training in Albury before moving to Bonegilla, Victoria, before sailing for the Middle East in November 1940. Initially the brigade belonged to the 7th Division but in early 1941 moved to the 9th Division. In 1941, The battalion helped defend Tobruk for eight months, manning a series of concrete pillboxes located in a semicircle around the town, called the Red Line.



The battalion fought on fronts across Europe, Africa and Asia and served for almost five years, earning a reputation as one of the most formidable and successful World War Two units.



2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Book of Remembrance
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Book of Remembrance
Address: Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A book commemorates the members 2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion who died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Honour Roll
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Honour Roll
Address: 618 Dean Street, Commercial Club
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An honour roll commemorates the 2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion of World War Two



2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Plaque
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion Plaque
Address: Young Street, Young Street Gates, Scots School
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the connection between the Scots School and the 2/23rd Battalion which was raised in Albury. The Scots School is caretaker of the Battalion's banner. 



The 2/23rd Infantry Battalion was raised at the Albury Showgrounds  in June 1940, as part of the 26th Brigade. Initially the brigade belonged to the 7th Division but in early 1941 moved to the 9th Division. The battalion did its initial training at Bonegilla before sailing for the Middle East in November.



On the northern boundary of the showgrounds,  the 2/23rd Battalion and the Albury Grammar School became neighbours and mates. The School Cadet Corps loaned rifles to mount the Battalion's first guard, and bayonet practice was held on the school's Wilson Oval, much to the delight of the boys. Four of the Albury Grammar boys served with the 2/23rd in their contribution to our nation.



2nd / 23rd Battalion
2nd / 23rd Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 23rd Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 23rd Battatlion
2nd / 23rd Battatlion
Address: Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial window commemorates the 2nd / 23rd Battalion which served in World War Two.



2nd / 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 24th Australian Infantry Battalion that served in World War Two.



 



2nd / 24th Battalion
2nd / 24th Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 24th Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 24th Battalion Memorial Wall
2nd / 24th Battalion Memorial Wall
Address: Mason Street, Cemetery, 2/24 Battalion Drive
City/Town: Wangaratta
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 24th Battalion that served in World War Two



2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates members of the 2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion who died or were killed in World War Two.



The 2/25th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War. Raised in 1940, the battalion took part in the fighting in North Africa and Syria in 1941 before returning to Australia in 1942 to fight against the Japanese. Following this it took part in the fighting in New Guinea, undertaking two deployments there, firstly in 1942–43 and then again in 1943–44, before taking part in the Borneo campaign in 1945. The battalion was disbanded in early 1946.



2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of those who served and those who died while serving with the 2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 25th Battalion that served in World War Two.



The 2/25th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which was raised in 1940, and took part in the fighting in North Africa and Syria in 1941 before returning to Australia in 1942 to fight against the Japanese. Following this it took part in the fighting in New Guinea, undertaking two deployments there, firstly in 1942–43 and then again in 1943–44, before taking part in the Borneo campaign in 1945. The battalion was disbanded in early 1946.



2nd / 25th Battalion
2nd / 25th Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 25th Battalion that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who died or were killed while serving with the 2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/26th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised in late 1940 for service during the Second World War, the battalion undertook garrison duties in Malaya and Singapore prior to the start of the Pacific War. In 1941–1942, following the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the battalion fought during the Malayan campaign. After the fall of the island, however, a large number of men from the battalion became prisoners of war, remaining in captivity until being liberated at the end of the war in 1945. The battalion was never re-raised.



2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served in the 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion 8th Division AIF during World War Two.



The 2/26th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised in late 1940 for service during the Second World War, the battalion undertook garrison duties in Malaya and Singapore prior to the start of the Pacific War. In 1941–1942, following the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the battalion fought during the Malayan campaign. After the fall of the island, however, a large number of men from the battalion became prisoners of war, remaining in captivity until being liberated at the end of the war in 1945. The battalion was never re-raised.



2nd / 26th Battalion
2nd / 26th Battalion
Address: Dawson Parade
City/Town: Grovely
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 26th Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/26th Battalion was formed at Grovely Camp, Brisbane, in November 1940. Lieutenant Colonel A. H.Boyes, a Duntroon graduate, was appointed Commanding Officer. The vast majority of the Officers, N.C.O’s and other ranks were Queenslanders who had volunteered to serve in the A.I.F. Many enlisted around the time of the Fall of France about 1940 and were, in many instances, men who had considered carefully before enlisting in the A.I.F. They were, to a big degree, different in nature to the young Australians who enlisted from “Day One’ and soon after when World War Two started in September 1939.



After training at Redbank, Queensland from January 1941, the Battalion moved to Bathurst Camp, New South Wales in February 1941 for Brigade training with their sister Battalions, the 2/30th from New South Wales and the 2/29th from Victoria.



2nd / 26th Battalion
2nd / 26th Battalion
Address: River Road
City/Town: Redbank
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 26th Battalion which trained at Redbank during in World War Two.



The 2/26th Battalion was formed at Grovely Camp, Brisbane in November 1940. Lieutenant Colonel A.H.Boyes, A duntroon gradutae was Commanding Officer. The vast majority of NCOs and other ranks were Queenslanders who had volunteered to serve in the A.I.F. After training at Redbank, Queensland from January 1941, the Battalion moved to Bathurst Camp, New South Wales in February 1941, for Brigade training with their sister Battalions, the 2/30th from New South Wales and the 2/29th from Victoria.



2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion
Address: 624 Limekilns Road, Rossmore Park
City/Town: Forest Grove
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion that served in World War Two.



The property was an army camp from 1940 until the end of World War Two.



2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion
Address: Graham Road, Pinnaroo Lawn cemetery
City/Town: Bridgeman Downs
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates fallen comrades of the 2nd / 26th Infantry Battalion who served in World War Two.



2nd / 27th Battalion
2nd / 27th Battalion
Address: Esplanade, Centaur Park, Wickham Point
City/Town: Caloundra
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A monument commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 27th Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 27th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 27th Infantry Battalion
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 27th Infantry Battalion which was raised in South Australia and served in the Middle East before joining the Battle of the Kokoda Track and the Battle of the Beachheads in Papua New Guinea during World War Two.



2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque is dedicated to all who served with the 2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion & 24th Anti-Tank Company
2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion & 24th Anti-Tank Company
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 28th Australian Infantry Battalion and the 24th Anti-Tank Company that served in World War Two.



2nd / 28th Battalion & 24th Anti-Tank Company Memorial
2nd / 28th Battalion & 24th Anti-Tank Company Memorial
Address: May Drive near Saw Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates members of the 2nd / 28th Battalion and the 24th Anti Tank Regiment who died or were killed during World War Two.



The memorial lists the cemeteries where the members of these units are buried.



Monument characteristics :



A cast metal depiction of the eternal flame.  The flame stands on three tiers,each tier bearing brass plates of the names of campaigns in which these two units participated



2nd / 29th Battalion
2nd / 29th Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 29th Battalion of World War Two


2nd / 29th Battalion
2nd / 29th Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the 2nd / 29th Battalion of the 8th Division during World War Two.



The 2/29th Infantry Battalion was formed at Bonegilla in Victoria in October 1940. It was part of the 8th Division’s 27th Brigade, which was the last AIF infantry brigade raised for service during the Second World War. The 2/29th was present at the fall of Singapore. 



The 2/29th spent the next three-and-a-half years as prisoners of war. Concentrated in Changi gaol, the battalion was used to supply labour for work parties, first in Singapore and then in other parts of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Men were sent to Burma and Thailand to work on the railway, while others were sent to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and Japan.



2nd / 29th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 29th Infantry Battalion
Address: 624 Limekilns Road, Rossmore Park
City/Town: Forest Grove
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 29th Battalion that served in World War Two.



The memorial is a granite tablet with a bronze plaque. It sits on a concrete brick plinth in a raised bed of scoria and there is a flagpole behind. The property was an Army camp from 1940 until the end of World War Two.





 



2nd / 29th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 29th Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 29th Australian Infantry battalion that served in World War Two.



The 2/29th Infantry Battalion was formed at Bonegilla in Victoria in October 1940. It was part of the 8th Division’s 27th Brigade, which was the last AIF infantry brigade raised for service during the Second World War.  



The 2/29th spent  three-and-a-half years as prisoners of war. Concentrated in Changi goal, the battalion was used to supply labour for work parties, first in Singapore and then in other parts of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Men were sent to Burma and Thailand to work on the railway, while others were sent to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and Japan.



2nd / 2nd Australian Commando Squadron Memorial
2nd / 2nd Australian Commando Squadron Memorial
Address: Lovekin Drive , Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron which served in World War Two.



The No 2 Independent Company, mainly made up of Western Australians, was formed in Victoria in July 1941. After training at Wilson`s Promontory and spending a brief period in Katherine the company was sent to Timor in December 1941. It served with great distinction throughout 1942 in East Timor waging a successful guerrilla campaign against a far superior Japanese force.



On its return to Australia in December 1942 the unit was reformed and as the 2/2nd Commando Squadron served again with distinction in New Guinea in 1943/44 eventually seeing out the war in New Britain in 1945.



2nd / 2nd Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 2nd Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to those who served with the 2nd / 2nd Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Australian General Hospital
2nd / 2nd Australian General Hospital
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 2nd Australian General Hospital during World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of departed comrades of the 2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion who served in World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion was raised in Sydney on 2 May 1940 and largely composed of personnel from light horse units in New South Wales and Queensland. Those from New South Wales undertook their initial training at Cowra and from Queensland at Redbank. The battalion came together in Pyrmont in New South Wales at the end of the 1940, prior to embarking for overseas service.



2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served with the 2nd / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Battalion
2nd / 2nd Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 2nd Battalion that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron Lawn
2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron Lawn
Address: Lovekin Drive & Broadwalk
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A lawned area commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron which served in World War Two.



Originally named the No 2 Independent Company, mainly made up of Western Australians, was formed in Victoria in July 1941. After training at Wilson`s Promontory and spending a brief period in Katherine the company was sent to Timor in December 1941. It served with great distinction throughout 1942 in East Timor waging a successful guerrilla campaign against a far superior Japanese force.



On its return to Australia in December 1942 the unit was reformed and as the 2/2nd Commando Squadron served again with distinction in New Guinea in 1943/44 eventually seeing out the war in New Britain in 1945.



2nd / 2nd Field Company
2nd / 2nd Field Company
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Field Company, 6th Division Engineers that served during World War Two



2nd / 2nd Field Regiment
2nd / 2nd Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Field Regiment that served in World War Two



2nd / 2nd Field Workshops
2nd / 2nd Field Workshops
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Field Workshops which served in World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment that served in World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of those who served with the 2nd / 2nd Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



The memorial plaque was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the Right Honourable J.B. Chandler on the 17th December 1950. The Courier-Mail, 2nd December 1950.



2nd / 2nd Pioneer & 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions
2nd / 2nd Pioneer & 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 2nd Pioneer and 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions during World War Two


 


2nd / 2nd Pioneer Battalion
2nd / 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Pioneer Battalion that served in World War Two



2nd / 2nd Tank Attack Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
2nd / 2nd Tank Attack Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bronze plaque and honour roll commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Tank Attack Regiment of the Royal Australian Artillery that served in World War Two. The Roll of Honour lists 20 individuals of the unit who died or were killed in action during the war.



2nd / 30th Battalion
2nd / 30th Battalion
Address: Mrs Macquaries Drive, Royal Botanic Gardens
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A Ficus destruens (Rusty Fig) was planted by His Excellency, the Honourable  A.M. Gleeson AC, Lieutenant Governor of New South Watles, in the Woolloomooloo Precinct of the Domain on 7 October 1995, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the homecoming of the men of the 2nd / 30th  Battalion , commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel (later Brigadier) Sir Frederick Gallegham DSO ISO Ed.



A plaque set in the adjacent stone recorded that ‘They sailed from here [Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo Bay], survivors returned here, we remember those who did not come home’.

 



It is a tribute to the men of the battalion who sailed from the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay on the Dutch vessel, Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, on 29th July 1941 for active service in the Singapore - Malayan campaign. It is also a tribute to the memory of those men of the Battalion, who did not survive to make the return journey to the same wharf in October 1945. Of the more than 1300 men who passed through the 2/30 Battalion, 739 were recovered after the end of the war in the Pacific on the 15th of August 1945. Most of those who were then in Changi, returned to Australia on the Esperance Bay, arriving at the wharf opposite the memorial on the 9th October 1945.



2nd / 30th Battalion Honour Roll Book
2nd / 30th Battalion Honour Roll Book
Address: 197 Macquarie Street, St Stephen`s Uniting Church
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Honour Roll Book commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 30th Battalion during World War Two



2nd / 30th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 30th Infantry Battalion
Address: 624 Limekilns Road, Rossmore Park
City/Town: Forest Grove
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 30th Infantry Battalion who died or were killed in World War Two.



Monument characteristics :



Small granite obelisk.



2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with  2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 31st Australian Infantry Battalion which served in World War Two.



2nd / 31st Battalion
2nd / 31st Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 31st Battalion that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 31st Battalion Memorial
2nd / 31st Battalion Memorial
Address: Stanley Street & The Arbour, Memorial Park
City/Town: South Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument erected in memory of fallen comrades of the 2nd / 31st Battalion .



The 2/31st Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army that served during World War II. It was raised in June 1940 and was assigned to the 25th Brigade, 7th Division. It initially served in the United Kingdom where it undertook defensive duties before being moved to the Middle East in 1941. After taking part in the fighting in Syria and Lebanon, the battalion undertook garrison duties around Tripoli before being transferred back to Australia in 1942.



In late 1942 the battalion was sent to New Guinea to fight against the Japanese along the Kokoda Track. They subsequently fought a number of battles throughout 1942, 1943 and early 1944. Their last campaign came in mid-1945 when they landed on Borneo. After the war the battalion was disbanded in March 1946.



2nd / 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served with the 2nd / 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two and in memory of Private John (Jack) Madden.



2nd / 32nd Infantry Battalion
2nd / 32nd Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque honours those who served and fell while serving with the 2nd / 32nd Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



The 2/32nd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War. Formed in June 1940, the battalion served in North Africa in 1941–42 as part of the 25th Brigade, which was assigned to the 9th Division, before being assigned to the 24th Brigade. In early 1943 the battalion returned to Australia and later took part in campaigns against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943–44 and Borneo in 1945, before being disbanded in 1946.



2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in memory of those who gave their lives while serving with the 2nd / 33rd Battalion during World War Two.



Formed as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force in the United Kingdom on 27 June 1940 as the 72nd Battalion to create the 25th Brigade. The battalion took part in the invasion of Syria and Lebanon, the Kokoda Track campaign, Salamaua–Lae campaign, Ramu Valley–Finisterre Range campaign and lastly the Borneo campaign. The battalion was disbanded at Brisbane, Australia on the 12 March 1946.



2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 33rd Battalion whoserved, died or were killed during World War Two.



The 2rd / 33rd Infantry Battalion was one of three formed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 1940 to create the 25th Infantry Brigade. The battalion’s personnel were drawn from throughout the Australian force that had arrived in Britain earlier in the month and manpower shortages meant the battalion included only three rifle companies instead of the usual four. The battalion was deployed in 1942 to Papua to reinforce the battered Australian units on the Kokoda Trail.



2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the battalion during World War Two. A smaller plaque is erected in memory of Lieutenant -Colonel Cotton who was Commanding Officer of the battalion from 1943-1945.



The 2/33rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army during the Second World War. Formed as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force in the United Kingdom on 27 June 1940 as the 72nd Battalion to create the 25th Brigade. The battalion took part in the invasion of Syria and Lebanon, the Kokoda Track campaign, Salamaua–Lae campaign, Ramu Valley–Finisterre Range campaign and lastly the Borneo campaign. The battalion was disbanded at Brisbane, Australia on the 12 March 1946.



2nd / 33rd Infantry Battalion
2nd / 33rd Infantry Battalion
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 33rd Infantry Battalion that served in World War Two



2nd / 34th Australian General Transport Company
2nd / 34th Australian General Transport Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 34th Australian General Transport Company during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment RAA
2nd / 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment RAA
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque erected in memory of fallen and departed comrades of the 2/3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment.



The 2/3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment was part of the Australian 9th Division during World War Two and served with distinction in an anti tank role in the Middle East, North Africa and the Pacific.



2nd / 3rd Australian Anti Tank Regiment
2nd / 3rd Australian Anti Tank Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 3rd Australian Anti Tank Regiment during World War Two. After service in the Middle East the regiment trained on the Atherton Tablelands.



2nd / 3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment
2nd / 3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 3rd Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 3rd Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 3rd Australian Field Regimentwhich served in World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Australian Independent Company (2nd / 3rd Commando Squadron)
2nd / 3rd Australian Independent Company (2nd / 3rd Commando Squadron)
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Independent Company ( 2nd / 3rd Commando Squadron) during World War Two.



The 2/3rd Commando Squadron was one of twelve independent or commando companies and squadrons formed by the Australian Army for service during World War II. Raised in October 1941 as the 2/3rd Independent Company, it served in New Caledonia and New Guinea before being amalgamated into the 2/7th Cavalry Commando Regiment and adopting the name 2/3rd Commando Squadron in 1943. After this, the squadron did not see action again until 1945, when it participated in the Borneo campaign. Throughout the course of the war, the 2/3rd lost 69 members killed in action.



2nd / 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the unit which was formed in South Australia under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel A.S. Blackburn VC. After serving in the successful campaign in Syria in mid-1941 they were captured in Java and made Prisoners of War by the Japanese in early 1942 during World War Two



2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion
2nd / 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Australian Railway Construction Company
2nd / 3rd Australian Railway Construction Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 3rd Australian Railway Construction Company which served in World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Field Regiment RAA
2nd / 3rd Field Regiment RAA
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque dedicated to  all those who served in the 2/3rd Field Regiment RAA during World War Two.



The 2/3rd Field Regiment was an Australian Army field artillery regiment that was raised for service during the Second World War. Formed in 1939 and assigned to the 6th Division, the regiment was deployed to the United Kingdom to defend against a possible invasion in 1940 before being sent to North Africa, where it briefly saw action prior to being sent to Greece and Crete in 1941. In 1942, the regiment returned to Australia, after which it did not see action again until late in the war when it was committed to the Aitape–Wewak campaign in 1944–45. Following the end of the war, the regiment returned to Australia and was disbanded in January 1946.

2nd / 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment that served in World War Two



2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion Monument
2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion Monument
Address: Wellington Street & William Street, Christ Church Grounds
City/Town: Longford
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates members of the 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion Monument who died during World War Two.



2nd / 3rd Pioneer Battalion
2nd / 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the members of the 2nd / 3rd Pioneer Battalion that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 40th Battalion
2nd / 40th Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 40th Battalion during World War Two.


2nd / 40th Battalion
2nd / 40th Battalion
Address: Preston Road
City/Town: North Motton
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 40th Battalion which served in World War Two.



The 2nd/40th was the only battalion made up entirely of Tasmanian men. It was deployed to Timor in 1941, before it was overwhelmed by the larger Japanese force. Many of the 2/40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usap and were moved to work on the Burma railway or in prisons across South-East Asia including Kava, Thailand, Singapore and Sumatra.



2nd / 40th Battalion Casualties
2nd / 40th Battalion Casualties
Address: Paterson Street, Kings park
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A park seat commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who did not return from World War Two and who died or were killed in Timor, the Burma-Thai Railway, Nagasaki and the sinking of the ship "Tamahoko Maru".



The 2nd / 40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.



In February 1942 they were confronted by a force of 23,000 Japanese troops. After four days of heavy fighting, cut off, low on supplies and completely outnumbered, most of Sparrow Force had to surrender.



Consequently, the bulk of 2/40th became prisoners of war. The 2nd / 40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usapa Besar. From Java the 2/40th prisoners were dispersed throughout Japan’s conquered territory. They were liberated in late-August and early September 1945.



2nd / 40th Battalion Comradeship
2nd / 40th Battalion Comradeship
Address: Paterson Street, Kings Park
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A park seat commemorates the comradeship and valour of the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion and the women and families who supported them.



The 2nd / 40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.



In February 1942 they were confronted by a force of 23,000 Japanese troops. After four days of heavy fighting, cut off, low on supplies and completely outnumbered, most of Sparrow Force had to surrender.



Consequently, the bulk of 2/40th became prisoners of war. The 2nd / 40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usapa Besar. From Java the 2/40th prisoners were dispersed throughout Japan’s conquered territory. They were liberated in late-August and early September 1945.



2nd / 40th Battalion Honour Roll
2nd / 40th Battalion Honour Roll
Address: 320 Main Road, Glenorchy RSL
City/Town: Glenorchy
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour roll commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who served in World War Two.



Monument charactistics :



A wooden honour roll with gilt lettering.



2nd / 40th Battalion Honour Roll
2nd / 40th Battalion Honour Roll
Address: 313-315 Wellington Street, RSL Headquarters
City/Town: South Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 2nd / 40th Battalion Honour Roll is a wooden honour roll which lists 264 names of those who served in World War Two.



2nd / 40th Battalion Memorial
2nd / 40th Battalion Memorial
Address: Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who served in World War Two. Buried under the memorial is a scroll with the names of all the 919 members of the battalion, of which 271 died in combat or as prisoners of war.



The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania.  After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.In February 1942 they were confronted by a force of 23,000 Japanese troops. After four days of heavy fighting, cut off, low on supplies and completely outnumbered, most of Sparrow Force had to surrender. Most of the battalion were confined in a prisoner of war camp in Java.



 



 



2nd / 40th Battalion Memorial Garden
2nd / 40th Battalion Memorial Garden
Address: Paterson Street, Kings Park
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A rose garden commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion that served in World War Two.



The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.



In February 1942 they were confronted by a force of 23,000 Japanese troops. After four days of heavy fighting, cut off, low on supplies and completely outnumbered, most of Sparrow Force had to surrender.



Consequently, the bulk of 2/40th became prisoners of war. The 2/40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usapa Besar. From Java the 2/40th prisoners were dispersed throughout Japan’s conquered territory. They were liberated in late-August and early September 1945.



2nd / 40th Battalion Monument
2nd / 40th Battalion Monument
City/Town: Greens Beach
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates the 2nd / 40th Battalion which was the only battalion in the Australian Army in World War Two recruited almost entirely from Tasmania.  The memorial is a life-size wood carving of a 2/40 digger standing under a palm tree.



The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. Initially it was planned that it would consist of three rifle companies from Victoria and one rifle company and one headquarters company from Tasmania. However, public and political pressure lead by the Tasmanian premier resulted in the battalion being formed from the island state.



2nd / 40th Battalion Plaque
2nd / 40th Battalion Plaque
Address: Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Place commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who served in World War Two.



The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.



In February 1942 they were confronted by a force of 23,000 Japanese troops. After four days of heavy fighting, cut off, low on supplies and completely outnumbered, most of Sparrow Force had to surrender.



Consequently, the bulk of 2/40th became prisoners of war. The 2/40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usapa Besar. From Java the 2/40th prisoners were dispersed throughout Japan’s conquered territory. They were liberated in late-August and early September 1945.



2nd / 43rd Battalion
2nd / 43rd Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 43rd Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 43rd Battalion 9th Division & 2nd / 2nd Field Regiment 6th Division
2nd / 43rd Battalion 9th Division & 2nd / 2nd Field Regiment 6th Division
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served in the units the 2nd / 43rd Battalion 9th Division and the 2nd / 2nd Field Regiment 6th Division during World War Two.



2nd / 43rd Infantry Battalion
2nd / 43rd Infantry Battalion
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates all who served in the 2nd / 43rd Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: 38 St Georges Terrace, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 48th Australian Infantry Battalion which served in World War Two.



The 2/48th Infantry Battalion was Australia’s highest decorated unit of the World War Two, awarded four Victoria Crosses (three of them posthumously) and more than 80 other decorations.



2nd / 48th Battalion
2nd / 48th Battalion
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the members of the 2nd / 48th Battalion who died or suffered while serving in World War Two.



2nd / 48th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 48th Infantry Battalion
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates all those who served in the 2nd / 48th Infantry Battalion which was the most highly decorated World War Two unit in the Australian Army. The memorial lists the names of the recipients of the Victoria Cross.



2nd / 4th Armoured Regimental Group
2nd / 4th Armoured Regimental Group
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 4th Armoured Regimental Group that served in World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Armoured Regiment
2nd / 4th Australian Armoured Regiment
Address: Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 4th Australian Armoured Regiment who died or were killed during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Commando Squadron
2nd / 4th Australian Commando Squadron
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 4th Australian Commando Squadron which served in World War Two.



The 2/4th Commando Squadron was one of 12 independent companies and commando squadrons raised by the Australian Army during the Second World War.



The 2/4th was deployed to Portuguese Timor to reinforce the other Australian units already waging a guerilla war on the island. After a brief campaign the 2/4th was returned to Australia and from there it went on to serve in New Guinea in 1943, taking part in the Salamaua-Lae campaign attached to the 9th Division. Later, the squadron was involved in one of the last campaigns of the war when it landed on Tarakan Island in May 1945 and took part in the Borneo campaign (1945).



2nd / 4th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 4th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital
2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital


 


2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion of the 6th Division during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of departed comrades who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment which served in World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd/4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Battalion
2nd / 4th Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men who served, and those who died while serving in the 2nd / 4th Battalion during World War Two


 


2nd / 4th Field Regiment
2nd / 4th Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 4th Field Regiment
2nd / 4th Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 2nd / 4th Field Regiment, 7th Australian Division that died or were killed in World War Two.



2nd / 4th Field Regiment
2nd / 4th Field Regiment
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 4th Field Regiment during World War Two


 


2nd / 4th Field Regiment
2nd / 4th Field Regiment
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque honours the fallen and those who served with the 2nd / 4th Field Regiment of the 7th Division during in World War Two.



2nd / 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd / 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment that served in World War Two.



2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial dedicated to the members of the 2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion who served in the Defence of Singapore during World War Two. Many were captured and endured over three years as Prisoners of War.



2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the battalions work in building machine gun defences at Winnelie and Casuarina during World War Two.



Western Australia’s 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion was raised at the end of 1940 as one of the support units for the ill-fated 8th Division. Formed with men from across the state, they all came together at Northam military camp, east of Perth, where they carried out their initial training. In July 1941 the 2/4th moved to Adelaide and as more of the 8th Division was deployed “up north”, by October it was in Darwin with the 23rd Brigade.



2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Address: May Drive & Saw Avenue, POW Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 4th Machine Gun Battalion which served in World War Two.



Western Australia’s 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion was raised at the end of 1940 as one of the support units. The machine-gunners suffered heavily during the fall of Singapore in 1942.  Between 8 and 15 February the 2/4th had 137 men killed or missing, 106 men wounded, and 24 described as having “shell shock”. These casualties constituted almost one-third of the battalion. Worse was to follow, with the battalion held in Japanese prisoner of war camps for the next three and a half years.



Following the surrender, the 2/4th was concentrated in Changi goal. From Changi the Japanese took drafts of men to work throughout their Greater South East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Some of the battalion were sent to Borneo, while others worked on the Burma-Thai Railway or in Japan. By the war’s end, another 263 men from the battalion had died as prisoners. for the ill-fated 8th Division. 



2nd / 5th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 5th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served and those who paid the supreme sacifice while serving with the 2nd / 5th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 5th Australian General Hospital
2nd / 5th Australian General Hospital
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 5th Australian General Hospital during World War Two.



 



2nd / 5th Australian Independent Company and 2nd/ 5th Australian Commando Squadron
2nd / 5th Australian Independent Company and 2nd/ 5th Australian Commando Squadron
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque is dedicated to all members who served with the units during World War Two.



2nd / 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 5th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two and is dedicated in memory of fallen comrades.



 



2nd / 5th Battalion
2nd / 5th Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men who served in the 2nd / 5th Battalion during World War Two 


2nd / 5th Field Regiment
2nd / 5th Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates personnel who served in the 2nd / 5th Field Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 5th Field Regiment AIF
2nd / 5th Field Regiment AIF
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque erected in honour of those who served with the 2nd / 5th Field Regiment AIF during World War Two.

2nd / 5th Independent Company - 2nd / 5th Commando Squadron
2nd / 5th Independent Company - 2nd / 5th Commando Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 5th Independent Company and the 2nd / 5th Commando Squadron during World War Two.



2nd / 5th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 5th Infantry Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 5th Infantry Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 6th Australian Armoured Regiment
2nd / 6th Australian Armoured Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 6th Australian Armoured Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment of the 7th Division during World War Two.



2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with 2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery during World War Two.



2nd / 6th Australian Independent Company & 2nd / 6th Commando Squadron
2nd / 6th Australian Independent Company & 2nd / 6th Commando Squadron
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those members of the units who paid the supreme sacrifice  during World War Two



2nd / 6th Cavalry Commando Regiment
2nd / 6th Cavalry Commando Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served in the 2nd / 6th Cavalry Commando Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 6th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 6th Infantry Battalion
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 6th Infantry Battalion  that served in World War Two



 



2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital
2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, ANZAC Memorial Chapel
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel of  the 2/7 Australian General Hospital who died on active service during World War Two


 


2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital
2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital who died on active service


2nd / 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 7th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



2nd / 7th Battalion
2nd / 7th Battalion
Address: King William Road , Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates those from the 2/7th Battalion who served in World War Two.



The 2/7th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised on 25 October 1939 at Puckapunyal, Victoria, it was raised as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force for service during the Second World War. Attached to the 17th Brigade, 6th Division the 2/7th fought in Egypt, Libya, Greece and Crete during 1940–41 before returning to Australia to fight the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943–45. After the end of the war, the battalion embarked to return to Australia on 18 December 1945 and disbanded at Puckapunyal in February 1946. For most of the war, the battalion's commanding officer was Colonel Henry Guinn, who led the 2/7th from its escape from Greece to the Pacific theatre. During the war the battalion suffered 699 casualties, of which 226 were killed.

2nd / 7th Cavalry Regiment Honour Roll
2nd / 7th Cavalry Regiment Honour Roll
Address: Newdegate Street, Greenslopes Private Hospital
City/Town: Greenslopes
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour roll commemorates the Queensland members of 2nd / 7th Cavalry Regiment who fought and died in Sananada, New Guinea in December 1942 after service in the Middle East.   The 2/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment was one of three commando regiments raised by the Australian Army for service during World War Two. 



After a period of training in Queensland, in September 1942 the regiment was sent to New Guinea to help defend Port Moresby as the Japanese continued their advance along the Kokoda Track.



Upon the 2/7th's arrival, the decision was made for the regiment to leave its Bren carriers in Port Moresby and as the campaign began to turn in the favour of the Australians the 2/7th were flown to Popondetta to reinforce the units there in December.For over a month they took part in the fighting around Huggins Roadblock along the Sananada Track serving in the dismounted role. Finally on 21 January 1943 the Australians linked up with US forces and the Sanananda village fell.



The casualties that the regiment had suffered during the fighting were very high with 54 men killed and 67 wounded. On top of this over 200 men had contracted malaria and three had died from scrub typhus. Among those that were killed was the regiment's commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Logan.



2nd / 7th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 7th Infantry Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 7th Infantry Battalion that served in World War Two.



2nd / 8th Armoured Regiment
2nd / 8th Armoured Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 8th Armoured Regiment that served in World War Two.



2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment
2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the men who served with the 2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



 



2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion which served in World War Two.



2nd / 8th Battalion
2nd / 8th Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men who served with the 2nd / 8th Battalion during World War Two 


2nd / 8th Field Ambulance
2nd / 8th Field Ambulance
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

2nd / 8th Field Ambulance plaque commemorates all who served in the unit in North Africa and the South West Pacific during World War Two.



2nd / 8th Field Ambulance Honour Board
2nd / 8th Field Ambulance Honour Board
Address: Victoria Drive, RSL Headquarters, ANZAC House, Torrens Training Depot
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

2nd / 8th Field Ambulance Honour Board commemorates those who served in World War Two.



2nd / 8th Field Regiment
2nd / 8th Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 8th Field Regiment that served in World War Two.



2nd / 8th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 8th Infantry Battalion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd / 8th Infantry Battalion of World War Two



2nd / 9th Australian Armoured Regiment Group
2nd / 9th Australian Armoured Regiment Group
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 9th Australian Armoured Regiment Group during World War Two.



 



2nd / 9th Australian Field Ambulance Unit
2nd / 9th Australian Field Ambulance Unit
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 2nd / 9th Australian Field Ambulance Unit that served in World War Two.



2nd / 9th Australian Field Regiment
2nd / 9th Australian Field Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 9th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.



2nd / 9th Australian General Hospital
2nd / 9th Australian General Hospital
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men and women who served in the 2nd / 9th Australian General Hospital during World War Two


2nd / 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
2nd / 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served and died while serving with the 2nd / 9th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



2nd / 9th Battalion
2nd / 9th Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The memorial is an ornate timber plaque , with main relief of a 'Digger' supporting a rifle and the flag which commemorates those who served and died while serving with the 2nd / 9th Battalion during World War Two. 



The memorial plaque was unveiled on the 9th August 1953 by Brigadier J.E.G. Martin who was the battalion's first Commanding Officer. The battalion was famous for its war service in Tobruk, Milne Bay, Sananda, Shaggy Ridge and Borneo. The plaque was dedicated Padre McIlveen who was a Salvation Army worker during the Siege of Tobruk. Known as "the little Salvo bloke", Padre McIlveen was praised by the the evacuated soldiers as the bravest man in the besieged city. In dedicating the plaque, the padre said " I loved the men of the battalion. In the darkest moments of the siege I didn't want to be anywhere but by their side." Czech sculptor, Stan Chromy took five months to carve the memorial from red cedar.

The Courier-Mail, 10th August 1953.



The 2/9th Battalion, the first Queensland battalion of the Second AIF, assembled for the first time at Redbank Camp in Brisbane on 13 November 1939. It became part of the 18th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division. After training at Redbank, and at Rutherford and Ingleburn in New South Wales, the 2/9th embarked with the brigade for the Middle East on 5 May 1940.



2nd / 9th Infantry Battalion
2nd / 9th Infantry Battalion
Address: McCauley Street
City/Town: Kilcoy
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 9th Battalion of the Seventh Division ; Corporal John French, a Victoria Cross winner from Crows Nest, and 275 soldiers of the Battalion who lost their lives in World War Two.



The Battalion had trained in the Kilcoy area prior to leaving for Milne Bay and Buna in August 1942.



2nd / 9th Infantry Battalion Memorial Seat
2nd / 9th Infantry Battalion Memorial Seat
Address: Ann Street, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A seat commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 9th Infantry Battalion during World War Two



2nd Australian Corps Signals
2nd Australian Corps Signals
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd Australian Corps Signals during World War Two.



2nd Australian Field Company RAE
2nd Australian Field Company RAE
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd Australian Field Company RAE which served in World War Two. The company worked and trained in the Atherton Tablelands between 1943 and 1945.



2nd Australian Water Transport Group R.A.E.
2nd Australian Water Transport Group R.A.E.
Address: Douglas Street, All Souls & St Bartholomews Cathedral Church
City/Town: Thursday Island
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to Torres Strait islanders who served with the 2nd Australian Water Transport Group R.A.E. during World War Two.



2nd Division Mechanical Transport Company
2nd Division Mechanical Transport Company
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 2nd Division Mechanical Transport Company (A.I.F.) of World War Two


2nd/14th & 14/32nd Battalions
2nd/14th & 14/32nd Battalions
Address: 4 Chapel Street, St George`s Uniting Church
City/Town: St Kilda East
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque near the pulpit of the church commemorates those who served in the 2nd/14th Battalion and the 14/32nd Battalion during World War Two 


2nd/1st & 2nd/2nd Australian Pioneer Battalions
2nd/1st & 2nd/2nd Australian Pioneer Battalions
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates all who served in  the 2nd/1st and 2nd/2nd Australian Pioneer Battalions during World War Two.



2nd/1st Australian Mechanical Equipment Coy (R.A.E)
2nd/1st Australian Mechanical Equipment Coy (R.A.E)
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd/1st Australian Mechanical Equipment Coy (R.A.E) during World War Two



30 Squadron
30 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 30 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



30 Squadron Memorial
30 Squadron Memorial
Address: North Fort Road, North Fort Walk Artillery Museum
City/Town: Manly
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

No. 30 (City of Sale) Squadron is a squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Raised in 1942 as a fighter unit, the Squadron saw action in the Second World War and later served in the target towing and surface-to-air missile roles. After a long period of disbandment lasting from the late 1960s, No. 30 Squadron was re-raised as an airbase support squadron in July 2010.



30th Australian Infantry Battalion
30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 30th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



30th Australian Infantry Battalion
30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 30th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



31 Beaufighter Squadron
31 Beaufighter Squadron
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with 31 Beaufighter Squadron during World War Two.



31 Beaufighter Squadron
31 Beaufighter Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates those who served in 31 Beaufighter Squadron in the South Pacific Area during World War Two. 



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



31 Beaufighter Squadron Memorial Plaque
31 Beaufighter Squadron Memorial Plaque
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial plaque commemorates members of 31 Beaufighter Squadron who are buried at Adelaide River Cemetery.



No. 31 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airbase support squadron. It was formed in August 1942 and disbanded in July 1946 after seeing action against the Japanese in the South West Pacific theatre of World War Two. During the war, it operated the Bristol Beaufighter, which it operated in long-range fighter and ground-attack missions.



31 Beaufighter Squadron Plaque - South West Pacific
31 Beaufighter Squadron Plaque - South West Pacific
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

31 Beaufighter Squadron Plaque commemorates those who served with squadron in the South West Pacific area during World War Two.



No. 31 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airbase support squadron. It was formed in August 1942 and disbanded in July 1946 after seeing action against the Japanese in the South West Pacific theatre of World War Two. During the war, it operated the Bristol Beaufighter, which it operated in long-range fighter and ground-attack missions.



31 Squadron
31 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 31 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



31 Squadron
31 Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel who served in 31 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two


31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
Address: Prior & Hewett Streets, RSL Club
City/Town: Charters Towers
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour roll commemorates those who served in the 31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



Note : Charters Towers RSL closed in March 2013.



31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion Roll of Honour
Address: The Strand, ANZAC Memorial Park
City/Town: Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour Roll commemorates 63 members of the 31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion who made the supreme sacrifice during World War Two.



31/51 Australian Infantry Battalions Memorial
31/51 Australian Infantry Battalions Memorial
Address: Esplanade
City/Town: Cairns
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those who served with the 31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



31/51st (Kennedy/ Far North Queensland Regiment) Battalion Plaque
31/51st (Kennedy/ Far North Queensland Regiment) Battalion Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of those who served and the 63 who died while serving with 31/51st (Kennedy/ Far North Queensland Regiment) Battalion durimg World War Two.



319th Squadron U.S.A.A.F
319th Squadron U.S.A.A.F
Address: 557 Stuart Highway , Australian Aviation Heritage Museum
City/Town: Winnellie
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to members of 319th Squadron of the USA Air Force who served at Fenton Airfield in the Northern Territory during World War Two. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.



32nd Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
32nd Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 32nd Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery of World War Two.



33 Pursuit Squadron U.S.A.A.F.
33 Pursuit Squadron U.S.A.A.F.
Address: 557 Stuart Highway, Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
City/Town: Winnellie
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A collection of aircraft artefacts on display at the Australian Aviation Heritge Centre commemorates the airmen of the 33rd Pursuit Squadron and the four airmen who lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Darwin on the 19th February 1942.



At 9.58 am on Thursday 19 February 1942, 188 Japanese carrier-based aircraft began bombing Darwin. Thirty minutes later more than 240 people had been killed and more than 400 wounded.



They were met by 10 members of the USAAF 33rd Pursuit Squadron. This Squadron had been charged with the delivery of 10 P-40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft to the East Indies. Outnumbered, the Americans proved no match for the Japanese pilots, veterans of the China war and Pearl Harbour. Despite their gallant resistance against impossible odds 9 of the American aircraft were shot down and 4 pilots killed.



33 Squadron
33 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 33 Squadron during World War Two.



 



33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 Squadrons
33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 Squadrons
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 Squadrons of World War Two


34 & 131 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries
34 & 131 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries
Address: 1 Miskin Street, Torres Strait Heritage Museum
City/Town: Horn Island
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the service of the 34th and 131st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries on Horn Island from October 1942 to September 1944 during World War Two.



34 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery - Cameron Family Plaque
34 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery - Cameron Family Plaque
Address: Airport Road, Horn Island Airport
City/Town: Horn Island
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque donated in 2012 by the Cameron Family in memory of the 34th Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery who were stationed on Horn Island during World War Two.



The 34th Australian Anti-aircraft Battery was located at King's Point on Horn Island in far north Queensland between 1942 and 1944. The unit was formed under the command of Major Tom Rusden in Braybrook, Victoria on the !st September 1942. The Battery was the first anti-aircraft battery to arrive on Horn Island and was split into two sections. A Section was located on Double Hill and B Section was located at King Point.



34th Australian Anti- Aircraft Battery Plaque
34th Australian Anti- Aircraft Battery Plaque
Address: Airport Road, Site of Anti-Aircraft Guns, King Point
City/Town: Horn Island
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served with the 34th Battery during World War Two.



The 34th Australian Anti-aircraft Battery was located at King's Point on Horn Island in far north Queensland between 1942 and 1944. The unit was formed under the command of Major Tom Rusden in Braybrook, Victoria on the !st September 1942. The Battery was the first anti-aircraft battery to arrive on Horn Island and was split into two sections. A Section was located on Double Hill and B Section was located at King Point.



35th Australian Infantry Battalion
35th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 35th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



35th Australian Infantry Battalion
35th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 35th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



35th Australian Infantry Battalion Plaque
35th Australian Infantry Battalion Plaque
Address: Church Street, Christ Church Cathedral
City/Town: Newcastle
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

35th Australian Infantry Battalion Plaque


36th Battalion
36th Battalion
Address: Hill Street
City/Town: Leichhardt
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 36 Battalion Park commemorates the 36th Battalion which served in World War Two.



37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
Address: Burnett Street, Lions Park
City/Town: Buderim
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those who served with the 37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



The 37th/52nd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Formed in 1930 from two previously existing Militia battalions, the battalion remained on the Australian order of battle until 1937. During World War Two it was revived in 1942 and subsequently saw active service with the 4th Brigade against the Japanese in the Huon Peninsula and New Britain campaigns. It was disbanded after the war in 1946.



380th Bomb Group 1942-1945
380th Bomb Group 1942-1945
Address: 557 Stuart Highway, Australian Aviation Heritage Museum
City/Town: Winnellie
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial plaque commemorates those of the 528th, 529th, 530th and 531st Squadrons of the United States Airforce 380th Bomb Group who served in the defence of Northern Australia and world freedom during World War Two. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.



380th Bombardment Group U. S. A. A. F.
380th Bombardment Group U. S. A. A. F.
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 380th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.) during World War Two.



38th Australian Infantry Battalion
38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 38th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



39th Australian Infantry Battalion
39th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



39th Australian Infantry Battalion
39th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



39th Australian Infantry Battalion
39th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 39th Australian Infantry Battallion that served in World War Two


39th Infantry Battalion
39th Infantry Battalion
Address: Raglan Street, Darley Park
City/Town: Darley
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 39th Infantry Battalion which was raised at Darley Camp in October 1941.  The commemoration of the formation of the 39th Battalion at Darley took place on the Sunday 3rd of October 2010. This marked the 69th anniversary of the formation of the unit.



3rd Advanced Workshops AEME
3rd Advanced Workshops AEME
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served with the 3rd Advanced Workshops AEME during World War Two.



3rd Armoured Division Project
3rd Armoured Division Project
Address: Macalister Street, Entrance to Murgon Showground
City/Town: Murgon
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial garden and plaque commemorate the 3rd Armoured Division Project that occured in 1942 and 1943 during World War Two.



The Australian 3rd Armoured Division was an armoured unit of the Australian Army that was established on 15 November 1942 by redesignating the 1st Motor Division (which was previously the 1st Cavalry Division). As an armoured division the 3rd Armoured was equipped with M3 Grant medium tanks and M3 Stuart light tanks. The Division's 3rd Motor Brigade was gradually disbanded between March to August 1943 and the 3rd Armoured Division was disbanded in Queensland on 19 October 1943



3rd Australian Division
3rd Australian Division
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the units of the 3rd Australian Division during World War Two.



3rd Australian Division Signals
3rd Australian Division Signals
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 3rd Australian Division Signals during World War Two.



3rd Division Australian Army Service Corp
3rd Division Australian Army Service Corp
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates 3rd Division Australian Army Service Corp which served during World War Two and is dedicated to those who gave all.



3rd Division Australian Army Service Corps
3rd Division Australian Army Service Corps
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 3rd Division Australian Army Service Corps of World War Two


3rd Division Signals
3rd Division Signals
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 3rd Division Signals, Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during World War Two.



3rd Division Signals
3rd Division Signals
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 3rd Division Signals of World War Two.



41st US Infantry Division Memorial Cairn
41st US Infantry Division Memorial Cairn
Address: St Christophers Chapel Rd, Near St Christophers Chapel
City/Town: Nerimbera
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Cairn commemorates commemorates fallen comrades of the Australian and United States Military Forces who fought in campaigns between 1942 and 1945 during World War Two.



During World War Two more than 70,000 men from the 24th, 32nd and 41st US Divisions and attached troops were stationed around Rockhampton. This St Christophers Chapel was inspired by the common efforts of chaplains from the 41st US Division ' Protestant, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian and Jewish. Needs of all were borne in mind during its construction by the 542nd Engineers Battalion, US Army in 1943.



42nd Battalion (Capricornia Regiment) Plaque
42nd Battalion (Capricornia Regiment) Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those of the 42nd Battalion (Capricornia Regiment) who paid the supreme sacrifice during World War Two.



The 42nd Battalion Plaque was unveiled in the Anzac Square Crypt by the Governor of Queensland, Sir John Lavarack  on the 7th November 1954. The 42nd Battalion was the first unit to enter Salamua in the drive against the Japanese in New Guinea. Present at the unveiling ceremony were 11 representatives of the Association's headquarters in Rockhampton and 5 members from the Galdstone sub-branch.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 2nd & 4th November 1954.



 



After the First World War the defence of the Australian mainland lay with the part-time soldiers of the Citizens Military Force, also known as the Militia. The Militia was organized to maintain the structure of the First AIF and kept the same numerical designations. The Militia units were distributed in the same areas the original AIF units were raised. Consequently, Militia units were also known by the name of their shire. Thus, Queensland’s 42nd Infantry Battalion was the “Capricornia Regiment”, with training centres in Rockhampton, Mt Morgan, and, for a while, Gladstone and Mackay. The unit also drew men from Sarina, Carmilla, and Yeppoon.



44 Wing Surveillance & Control Group
44 Wing Surveillance & Control Group
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the formation of the 44 Wing Surveillance & Control Group who served during  during World War Two.



No. 44 Wing, known initially as No. 44 RDF Wing, was formed on 14 December 1942 in Adelaide River, 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Darwin, Northern Territory.  Coming under the control of North-Western Area Command, the wing was responsible for controlling the radar stations that acted as an early warning system for Japanese air raids. The North Western Area Campaign was, in the words of the official history of the RAAF in the Pacific theatre, "almost entirely an air war, with raid and counter-raid". The wing was commanded by Flight Lieutenant Hannam, and by March 1943 had a staff of 77 officers and other ranks.



On formation, No. 44 Wing controlled six radar stations in the Darwin area. Over the next two years it established seventeen new stations throughout the North-Western Area, relocated ten, and disbanded two others, and also set up twelve homing beacons. It further established supply, maintenance and repair facilities, as well as communications with No. 5 Fighter Sector Headquarters to coordinate air defence in the region. Hannam was mentioned in despatches for his achievements. After the fighting in New Guinea had ceased, the threat of air raids on mainland Australia eased, and No. 44 Wing was disbanded on 22 August 1944.



450 Squadron
450 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 450 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



450 Squadron
450 Squadron
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to those of 459 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who served and died during World War Two.



No. 450 Squadron was a unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two. It was the second RAAF Article XV squadron formed for service with the British military, under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. During its existence, 450 Squadron included personnel from several different British Commonwealth countries and/or air forces. The squadron's motto, "Harass", and its nickname, "The Desert Harassers", were derived from a comment by the Nazi propaganda broadcaster "Lord Haw Haw”, who described the unit as "Australian mercenaries whose harassing tactics were easily beaten off by the Luftwaffe."



450 Squadron Memorial
450 Squadron Memorial
Address: Townsend Avenue, RAAF Williamtown
City/Town: Williamtown
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates 450 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) that served in World War Two



No. 450 Squadron was a unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two. It was the second RAAF Article XV squadron formed for service with the British military, under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. During its existence, it included personnel from several different British Commonwealth countries and/or air forces. The squadron's motto, "Harass", and its nickname, "The Desert Harassers", were derived from a comment by the Nazi propaganda broadcaster "Lord Haw Haw", who described the unit as "Australian mercenaries whose harassing tactics were easily beaten off by the Luftwaffe."



The squadron officially came into existence at RAAF Williamtown, near Newcastle, NSW, on 16 February 1941.



450 Squadron Roll of Honour
450 Squadron Roll of Honour
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An honour roll commemorates the member of the 450 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force who died or were killed during World War Two.



451 Squadron
451 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 451 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



451 Squadron RAAF
451 Squadron RAAF
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

451 Squadron RAAF plaque is dedicated to who served with the squadron during World War Two.



452 Spitfire Squadron Plaque
452 Spitfire Squadron Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

452 Spitfire Squadron Plaque commemorates those who served with the squadron during World War Two.



No. 452 Squadron RAAF was the first Australian squadron formed in Britain during the Second World War. The squadron flew Supermarine Spitfires for the entire war, initially over the United Kingdom and Nazi-occupied Europe. The squadron was later based in Australia and the Netherlands East Indies before being disbanded in 1945. It was re-raised in its current role in February 2011.



452-457 "Spitfire " Squadrons
452-457 "Spitfire " Squadrons
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with  R.A.A.F 452-457 "Spitfire " Squadrons from 1941 -1945 during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



453 Squadron
453 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 453 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



453 Squadron
453 Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates 453 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  who flew Buffalo aircraft from 1941 to 1942, and Spitfire aircraft from 1942 to 1945 during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



454 Squadron
454 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 454 Squadron during World War Two and honours those who lost their lives.



454 Squadron-Desert Air Force
454 Squadron-Desert Air Force
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in memory of fallen comrades of 454 Squadron RAAF who served during World War Two.



No. 454 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force was formed during World War Two. 454 Squadron came into existence at Williamtown in New South Wales on 23 May 1941.



After being disbanded in 1941, 454 Squadron was given a second lease of life on 30 September 1942 when it was reformed as a light bomber squadron at RAF Aqir in Palestine. It proceeded to Iraq where, equipped with Bristol Blenheims, it joined a force intended to counter German threat from the Caucasus.



In February 1943 454 Squadron moved to RAF El Amiriya in Egypt, where it joined 201 Group of the RAF's Middle East Command. In July 1944 The squadron relocated to Pescara in Italy and joined the Desert Air Force. Its role now changed to providing air support for the ground forces engaged in the Italian campaign.



During the war the squadron suffered 60 Australian fatalities.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



455 Squadron
455 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 455 Squadron during World War Two.



 



455 Squadron
455 Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates members of 455 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  who lost their lives in World War Two.



No. 455 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force was formed at Williamtown, New South Wales, on 23 May 1941. 455 Squadron mounted its first bombing raid, against Frankfurt, on the night of 29 August and thus became the first Australian squadron to bomb Germany. The major focus of its operations was the strategic bombing campaign against Germany, although it also took part in mine laying sorties in enemy-frequented waters. On 27 April 1942, 455 Squadron was transferred to Coastal Command and became famous as part of the so-called ANZAC Strike Wing.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



456 (Night Fighter ) Squadron
456 (Night Fighter ) Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque erected in memory of fallen comrades who served with the Squadron between 1941-1945 during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



456 Squadron
456 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 456 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



458 Squadron
458 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 458 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



458 Squadron (S. A. Flight)
458 Squadron (S. A. Flight)
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque erected in memory of fallen comrades who served in the squadron during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



458 Squadron Plaque
458 Squadron Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

458 Squadron Plaque


459 "Hudson " Squadron
459 "Hudson " Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in 459 Squadron in the Middle East Area during World War Two. 



No 459 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron which served from 1942 as a maritime patrol and bomber unit in the Mediterranean theatre of war until disbanded in 1945.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



459 Squadron
459 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 459 Squadron during World War Two.



 



459 Squadron Roll of Honour
459 Squadron Roll of Honour
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of 459 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who died or were killed in the Middle East and the Mediterranean during World War Two.



460 Squadron
460 Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates No 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force of World War Two.



460 Squadron
460 Squadron
Address: Kings Park Road, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Grove of trees and plaque commemorates those who served in 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) during World War Two.



460 Squadron achieved many milestones in Australian military history. It sent more Lancaster bombers on operations and dropped a greater tonnage of bombs than any other squadron in Bomber Command during World War Two. These milestones were achieved at great cost. Of the 3,500 Australians who died in Bomber Command, 589 of them were members of 460 squadron.



460 Squadron
460 Squadron
Address: Airport Drive, Kingsford-Smith Memorial
City/Town: Brisbane Airport
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial to those who served and the thousand who did not return while serving with 460 Squadron during World War Two.



460 Squadron was first formed as a heavy bomber squadron during World War II on 15 November 1941 and disbanded on 10 October 1945 after seeing extensive combat over Europe. The squadron was a multinational unit, but most personnel were Australian.



460 Squadron
460 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 460 Squadron, RAAF during World War Two.



 



460 Squadron Plaque
460 Squadron Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served and the thousand who did not return while serving with the 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) during World War Two.



460 Squadron was first formed as a heavy bomber squadron during World War Two on 15 November 1941 and disbanded on 10 October 1945 after seeing extensive combat over Europe. The squadron was a multinational unit, but most personnel were Australian.



461 Squadron
461 Squadron
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates 461 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force of World War Two.



 



462 / 466 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force & U.K. Bomber Command 4 / 100 Groups
462 / 466 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force & U.K. Bomber Command 4 / 100 Groups
Address: Victoria Drive , Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque Commemorates those who served in  462-466 Halifax Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) and 4 and 100 groups United Kingdom Bomber Command during World War Two. 



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



463 & 467 Squadrons
463 & 467 Squadrons
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the members of 463 and 467 Lancaster Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who lost their lives while serving between 1942-1945 during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



463/467 Lancaster Squadrons Plaque
463/467 Lancaster Squadrons Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 463 and 467 Lancaster Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) who served during World War Two.



464 Squadron
464 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 464 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.



466 & 462 Squadrons
466 & 462 Squadrons
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 466 & 462 Squadrons, RAAF during World War Two.



 



467 & 463 Squadrons
467 & 463 Squadrons
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 467 and 463 Royal Australian Air Force squadrons of World War Two.



467 & 463 Squadrons
467 & 463 Squadrons
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 467 & 463 Squadrons RAAF during World War Two.



 



467 & 463 Squadrons
467 & 463 Squadrons
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the personnel who served in the 467 and 463 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two


47th Australian Infantry Battalion
47th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the members of the 47th Infrantry Battalion who died or were killed in World War Two.



47th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
47th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
Address: Steffensen & Takalvan Streets, Lions Remembrance Park
City/Town: Bundaberg West
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 47th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial commemorates those who gave their lives and those who served in the defence of Australia during World War Two.



47th Infantry Battalion Memorial Clock
47th Infantry Battalion Memorial Clock
Address: 17 Quay Street, Bundaberg & District RSL and Citizens Memorial Club
City/Town: Bundaberg
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The clock displays 73 names of the members of the 47th Battalion from the Bundaberg District who died in World War Two.



49th Australian Infantry Battalion
49th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque honours those who fought and died while serving with the 49th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



4th Anti-Tank Regiment
4th Anti-Tank Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment which served in the Malaya during World War Two



4th Australian Army Brigade
4th Australian Army Brigade
Address: 280 Beerburrum Road , Caboolture Historical Village
City/Town: Caboolture
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque donated by the Caboolture Shire Council dedicated to those who served with the 4th Australian Army Brigade who passed through Caboolture during World War Two.



4th Australian Field Regiment
4th Australian Field Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 4th Australian Field Regiment of World War Two.



4th Australian Infantry Battalion
4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 4th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



4th Australian Infantry Battalion
4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 4th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



4th Field Ambulance
4th Field Ambulance
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 4th Field Ambulance of World War Two


4th Infantry Battalion Plaque
4th Infantry Battalion Plaque
Address: Gardiner & Clinch Streets, Centenary Park
City/Town: Moora
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates fourteen soldiers of the 4th Infantry Battalion who were killed on March 15th 1943 when a mortar shell they were examining exploded.



4th Infantry Battalion Plaque
4th Infantry Battalion Plaque
Address: Miling - Moora Road
City/Town: Moora
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A plaque commemorates fourteen soldiers of the 4th Infantry Battalion who were killed on March 15th 1943 when a mortar shell they were examining exploded.

4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company of World War Two.



5 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force
5 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force
Address: Vicary Road, Mareeba Airfield
City/Town: Mareeba
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of No. 5 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force who served at Mareeba from May 1943 to November 1944



503rd Parachute Regiment Memorial
503rd Parachute Regiment Memorial
Address: Gordon Street
City/Town: Gordonvale
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The memorial is a ceramic tiled plinth with metal plaque. The 503rd Parachute Regiment was an United States Army unit which trained at Gordonvale during World War Two.



The regiment  arrived in Townsville, in north Queensland in Australia on 1 December 1942.  They arrived in Cairns the next day and were then transported to their Camp at Gordonvale. They were the first US airborne regiment to arrive in the Southwest Pacific Area in World War Two.



The non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and members of the Company participated in jump-master training from 31 May to 24 July 1943, They spot-jumped on White Field, at Gordonvale.



50th Anniversary -52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
50th Anniversary -52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the formation of the 52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment. The 52nd Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment was formed in September 1943 from previously independent anti-aircraft batteries.

50th Anniversary Bombing of Pearl Harbour
50th Anniversary Bombing of Pearl Harbour
Address: 42 Oxlade Drive, RSL Memorial Forecourt
City/Town: New Farm
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.



The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War Two.



Ninety minutes after it began, the attack was over, as 2,008 sailors were killed and 710 others were wounded; 218 soldiers and airmen (who were part of the Army) were killed and 364 others were wounded; 109 marines were killed and 69 others were wounded; and 68 civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded. In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 others were wounded during the attack. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. All of the Americans killed or wounded during the attack were non-combatants, given the fact there was no state of war when the attack occurred.



50th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque
50th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque
Address: 96 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay Community Centre
City/Town: Jurien Bay
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary and honours those who served in the Jurien Bay area during World War Two.



During World War Two, a radar installation was set up in the early 1940s by the Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] to detect the presence of any Japanese invaders along this very vulnerable strip of coastline.



50th Anniversary End of World War Two
50th Anniversary End of World War Two
Address: Barkly Highway
City/Town: Camooweal
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A sign erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The site was the first staging camp used for refuelling and supplies during the Barkly Highway construction in World War Two.



The road from Mount Isa to Camooweal, known to locals as 'Tojo's Highway', was built during World War Two with American funds and was originally designed as a link between the southern states and the theoretical 'front line' in the Northern Territory.



50th Anniversary End of World War Two
50th Anniversary End of World War Two
Address: Bruce Highway, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Tiaro
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An Australia Remembers sign on Memorial Hall notes that the site was used by the 47th battalion during World War Two.



Queensland's 47th Infantry Battalion was known as the "Wide Bay Regiment" and had its headquarters at Maryborough. Training centres were established at Tiaro, Gympie, Murgon, Wondai, Kingaroy, Childers, Howard, and Bundaberg. After the outbreak of the Second World War the 47th regularly held training camps lasting from one to three months, before being mobilised on 17 March 1941. Towards the end of the year the 47th moved from Rockhampton to Tiaro, where it joined the 15th and 42nd Battalions of the 5th Division’s 29th Brigade.



50th Anniversary End of World War Two
50th Anniversary End of World War Two
Address: 42 Oxlade Drive , RSL Memorial Forecourt
City/Town: New Farm
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary End of World War Two-Fallen Personnel
50th Anniversary End of World War Two-Fallen Personnel
Address: 188 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley RSL
City/Town: Lenah Valley
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A seat commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and honours the men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice during that conflict.



50th Anniversary Japanese Air Attack
50th Anniversary Japanese Air Attack
Address: Robinson Street, Town Beach Foreshore
City/Town: Broome
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Air Attack on Broome on the 3rd March 1942. It also is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack and those who assisted in ferrying the injured to safety.



50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Plaque
50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Plaque
Address: Coral Sea Drive , Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park
City/Town: Cardwell
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque presented by the Government of Tasmania to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.



The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Foster Street
City/Town: Railton
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Flagpole commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Henley Beach Square
City/Town: Henley Beach
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers plaque commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Keightley & Allan Streets
City/Town: Henty
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Henty Memorial Park commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Boxshall Street, Municipal Gardens
City/Town: Brighton
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Brighton Sundial commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Memorial Avenue, Broadway
City/Town: Jeparit
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Tewantin Road, RSL Memorial Park
City/Town: Cooroy
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Flagpoles commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
City/Town: Maleny
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Wooden tree planter commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.



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50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Palm Terrace
City/Town: Ingham
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Hamilton Highway & Walker Street
City/Town: Derrinallum
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two
Address: Livingstone Street & Ocean Drive
City/Town: South West Rocks
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Trees commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. 



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Church & Hill Streets, St George`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Parkes
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A sword that has been turned into a ploughshare mounted on a wooden shield is a thank offering commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. 



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Seaworld Drive, Naval Memorial Park
City/Town: Main Beach
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and is dedicated to all who served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Marryatt & Mackay Streets, Gladstone Square
City/Town: Port Augusta
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The "1914 Krupp Cannon" donated to the Square to commemorate 50 years since the end of World War Two, was unveiled on 11 November 1995 by Her Worship the Mayor, Mrs N.J. Baluch. 



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Station Street, RSL Club
City/Town: Girgarre
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and those who served during the conflict.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Mangan Street, RSL Club
City/Town: Tongala
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and those who served in the conflict.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Ramsgate Road & Chuter Avenue, Ramsgate RSL Memorial Club
City/Town: Sans Souci
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Fountain commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 29 High Street, Atheneum Building
City/Town: Yackandandah
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two .



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: High Street, Traveller`s Rest
City/Town: Charlton
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque and Tables at "Traveller's Rest " commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The tables were donated by the Charlton R.S.L in honour of the men and women who served during the Second World War.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 100 Lord Street, Dungog RSL Club
City/Town: Dungog
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Main Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Montville
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque and hall extension commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Barkly Highway
City/Town: 29 Mile Bore
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Lake View Street
City/Town: Boort
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Princes Highway & Harkaway Road
City/Town: Berwick
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque on the Berwick War Memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Davey & Young Streets, Civic Centre
City/Town: Frankston
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two



50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two
Address: Albert Street, Neville F Donald Park
City/Town: Sebastopol
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and also commemorates the sacrifice of the men and women who defended Australia in war.



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Nolan Street, RSL Club
City/Town: Kerang
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two



50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 9 Havana Street, War Veterans Home
City/Town: Rowes Bay
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Bunya Street, RSL Hall
City/Town: Maleny
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A tree commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Godfrey Street, Boort R.S.L. Club
City/Town: Boort
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 59 Federal Street, Rainbow RSL
City/Town: Rainbow
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: McCormack Drive
City/Town: Spring Bluff
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 22 Brodie Street
City/Town: Hughenden
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Flinders Highway, Baronto
City/Town: Prairie
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific
50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific
Address: Hare Street , Civic Gardens
City/Town: Echuca
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of victory in the Pacific theatre of war in World War Two.



 



50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Plaque
50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Plaque
Address: Barossa Valley Way
City/Town: Lyndoch
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific in World War Two.



VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.



The following day, 15 August, is usually referred to as VP Day. In August 1945 Australian governments gazetted a public holiday as VP Day and most newspapers reported it as such. However, the governments of Britain, the United States and New Zealand preferred VJ Day.



50th Anniversary of World War Two
50th Anniversary of World War Two
Address: Hay Street, Perth Town Hall
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of World War Two
50th Anniversary of World War Two
Address: Palmer Street, Townsville Maritime Museum
City/Town: South Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of World War Two
50th Anniversary of World War Two
Address: Recreation Drive, Gordonbrook Dam
City/Town: Gordonbrook
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of World War Two
50th Anniversary of World War Two
Address: David Low Way, Wilkinson Park
City/Town: Coolum Beach
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A sign commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



50th Anniversary of World War Two
50th Anniversary of World War Two
Address: Waterview Street
City/Town: Ganmain
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two

50th Anniversary Prisoners of War & Civilian Evacuees
50th Anniversary Prisoners of War & Civilian Evacuees
Address: Kitchener Drive, Stokes Hill Wharf
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the return of World War Two Prisoners of War through Darwin and the return of civilian evacuees in World War Two.



50th Anniversary Sinking of H.M.A.S. Kuttabul
50th Anniversary Sinking of H.M.A.S. Kuttabul
Address: Stewart Avenue, Cantello Memorial, Leo Cantello Reserve
City/Town: Hammondville
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A plaque commemorates those who lost their lives in the sinking of the H.M.A.S. Kuttabul in Sydney Harbour by a Japanese Midget Submarine during World War Two.



HMAS Kuttabul was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) depot ship, and former Sydney harbour ferry. During the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942, Kuttabul was torpedoed and sunk, with 21 Commonwealth naval personnel aboard.



 

51 Wireless Group
51 Wireless Group
Address: Stuart Highway
City/Town: Coomalie Creek
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates 51 Wireless Section.



51 Wireless Section was one of the 11 Field Sections of the Australian Special Wireless Group, AIF. They were part of General Douglas MacArthur and General Thomas Blamey`s new top-secret intelligence unit called Central Bureau which comprised Australian Army, RAAF and US Army personnel. They were stationed at Coomalie Creek near the airfield from 1942 until 1945.



52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment that served in World War Two.



53rd Anniversary of the Shelling of Newcastle
53rd Anniversary of the Shelling of Newcastle
Address: Nobbys Road, Fort Scratchley Historic Site
City/Town: Newcastle East
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 53rd anniversary of the shelling of Newcastle by a Japanese submarine during World War Two.



The Shelling of Newcastle was conducted by the Japanese submarine I-21 in the early hours of 8 June 1942. The bombardment followed the Attack on Sydney Harbour on 31 May, and was conducted shortly after I-24 shelled the eastern suburbs of Sydney. During the attack I-21 fired 34 shells at Newcastle, including eight illumination rounds, but caused little damage. The Australian gunners at Fort Scratchley fired four shells at the submarine, but scored no hits.



Fort Scratchley in Newcastle in New South Wales was one of the few gun installations in eastern Australia that had an opportunity to fire at the Japanese during World War Two and exercised that opportunity. At about 2.15 am on 8 June 1942, Japanese submarine I-21 under the command of Captain Kanji Matsumura, shelled Newcastle. I-21 had travelled across Stockton Bight and positioned itself about nine kilometres north east of Newcastle. I-21 travelled eastwards firing almost directly across the stern of the submarine. Their orders were to shell the Newcastle shipyards.



The Japanese gun crew broke out 20 shells from the ready locker. They also brought up another 14 rounds from the armoury below decks. 8 of the shells were "illuminators" or "star shells". All 34 shells were fired at Newcastle. After 13 minutes of firing, the guns at Fort Scratchley returned fire with 4 rounds. I-21 continued firing for another 3 minutes until all 34 shells had been fired. The shelling caused minimal damage and no casualties in Newcastle.



53rd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
53rd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates personnel who served in the 53rd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.



 



54th Australian Field Park Company
54th Australian Field Park Company
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 54th Australian Field Park Company, Royal Australian Engineers during World War Two.



54th Australian Field Park Company
54th Australian Field Park Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 54th Australian Field Park Company, Royal Australian Engineers during World War Two.



55 Australian Field Park Company & 284 LAD
55 Australian Field Park Company & 284 LAD
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those served with the 55th Australian Field Park Company and the 284 LAD Royal australian Engineers during World War Two.



55/53 Australian Infantry Battalion
55/53 Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 55/53 Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



 



57/60th Battalion
57/60th Battalion
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 57/60th Infantry Battalion of World War Two.



It was formed in 1930 as part of the Militia by the amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions and was assigned to the 15th Brigade, 3rd Division in Victoria.



Following the outbreak of World War Two, the battalion was initially used in a garrison role in Australia before being deployed to New Guinea in 1943, remaining there for almost 18 months before being brought back to Australia. Later, in mid April 1945 the battalion embarked for Bougainville where they took part in the advance towards Buin in the southern sector of the island.



The battalion was disbanded in March 1946.



57/60th Battalion Honour Roll
57/60th Battalion Honour Roll
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the 57/60th Battalion who lost their lives in World War Two


57/60th Battalion Plaque
57/60th Battalion Plaque
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 57/60th Battalion.


The 57th/60th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War. It was formed in 1930 as part of the Militia by the amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions, the Merri and Heidelberg regiments, and was assigned to the 15th Brigade, 3rd Division in Victoria. 


58 and 59 Battalion Memorial
58 and 59 Battalion Memorial
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 58th and 59th Battalions from World War Two.



58/59th Battallion
58/59th Battallion
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 58/59th Battalions of World War Two


5th Australian Division
5th Australian Division
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in commemoration of Australian and Allied troops who served in the 5th Division, particularly in the Papua-New Guinea campaigns between 1942 and 1945 during World War Two.



5th Australian Farm Company
5th Australian Farm Company
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 5th Australian Farm Company plaque is dedicated to the memory of Captain James Harris and his men who grew food on the Atherton Tablelands during World War Two. Catalinas also flew produce to the troops fighting in Papau New Guinea.



The plaque was donated by the Department of Primary Industry to celebrate the Department's century of service to the rurual community.



5th Australian Infantry Battalion
5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 5th Australian Infantry Battalion in the Darwin area during World War Two.



5th Field Regiment
5th Field Regiment
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 5th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery in the Darwin area during World War Two.



5th United States Air Force Memorial
5th United States Air Force Memorial
Address: Mosman Street, Edmeades Park
City/Town: Charters Towers
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the stationing of the 5th United States Air Force in Charters Towers during World War Two.



During World War Two the United States Army Air Forces established a series of airfields in Australia for the collective defense of the country, as well as for conducting offensive operations against the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. It was from these airports and airfields in Australia, that Fifth Air Force was able to regroup, re-equip and begin offensive operations against the Empire of Japan after the disasters in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies during 1942.



60th Anniversary Bombing of Darwin -Civilians Memorial Entrance
60th Anniversary Bombing of Darwin -Civilians Memorial Entrance
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, near Cenotapah
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The memorial entrance was unveiled on the 60th reunion of the bombing of Darwin and commemorates those civilians whose lives were affected by the bombing of Darwin and its aftermath.



Some 243 civilians perished in the air attacks on Darwin during World War Two including  wharfies and post office staff. For those that survived the initial attacks they would experience being separated through evacuation and they also stepped into vital communications, essential services and other roles. For more than 18 months residents lived in the most difficult circumstances and it was years before the residents could rebuild their town and their lives.



60th Anniversary End of World War Two
60th Anniversary End of World War Two
Address: Bruce Highway, Tiaro Memorial Hall
City/Town: Tiaro
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial plaque commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.



60th Anniversary End of World War Two
60th Anniversary End of World War Two
Address: Lake Beard, Sheepyard War Memorial
City/Town: Sheepyard Opal Field
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP) day which signified for Australians the end of World War Two.



VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.



 



60th Anniversary of Peace in the Pacific
60th Anniversary of Peace in the Pacific
Address: Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 60th Anniversary of peace in the Pacific which ended World War Two.

 



60th Anniversary of the Battle for Australia
60th Anniversary of the Battle for Australia
Address: Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse
City/Town: Caulfield East
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Battle for Australia



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Stuart Highway, Strauss Airfield
City/Town: Noonamah
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Three life size aluminium cut-out fighter planes and new visitor facilities were unveiled at the Strauss Airstrip on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two and serve as a permanent reminder of Darwin’s frontline role during the Second Wordl War. The Northern Territory Government declared the Strauss Airstrip a Heritage place in 2003 in a bid to save it from plans to duplicate the Stuart Hwy along that stretch of road.



The Strauss airstrip played a pivotal role during the bombing of Darwin in February 1942. The site was selected as part of a program to construct a number of roadside strips south of Darwin in response to the Japanese threat. The facilities included a 1.5 km long, 30 m wide runway, as well as numerous huts, tents, and aircraft revetments (parking bays). Some remnants of these can still be seen today. The airstrip was used throughout the war and was decommissioned at the end of 1945.



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Newman Road & Collings Street, Geebung RSL
City/Town: Geebung
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and is dedicated to Australian and Allied servicemen and women who served during the conflict.



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Beattie & Darling Streets, Balmain War Memorial, Loyalty Square
City/Town: Balmain
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two.



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 101 Brisbane Street, Cowra Services Club
City/Town: Cowra
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and Victory in the Pacific. 



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 24 Oliver Street, Heathcote Services & Citizens Club
City/Town: Heathcote
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War  Two 



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 11 Armstrong Street, Charlton RSL Club
City/Town: Charlton
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two and the residents of Charlton who served, died or were killed in the war



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse
City/Town: Caulfield East
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Lawrence Hargrave Drive
City/Town: Austinmer
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Lawrence Hargreaves Drive & Cater Street, RSL Club
City/Town: Coledale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and those who served in the conflict



60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: 14 Hopetoun - Rainbow Road, Hopetoun Memorial Hall
City/Town: Hopetoun
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A plaque commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.

60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
60th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Palmerin & Fitzroy Streets, Leslie Park
City/Town: Warwick
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A monument commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and the sacrifices of the service personnel, and the wives and mothers who supported them. 

60th Anniversary of the Sinking of H.M.A.S. Sydney
60th Anniversary of the Sinking of H.M.A.S. Sydney
Address: Franklin Wharf, Kings Pier
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial plaques commemorate the 60th anniversary of the sinking of H.M.A.S. Sydney during World War Two, and those Tasmanians who lost their lives in the sinking.



60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
Address: Cecilia Street, Memorial Park
City/Town: St Helens
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of victory in the Pacific in World War Two.



VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.



60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
Address: Esk Highway , War Memorial
City/Town: St Marys
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque on war memorial commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific during World War Two.



VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.



60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
Address: George Street
City/Town: Moonta
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific in World War Two.



 



60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
60th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific
Address: Parsons & Kemp Streets
City/Town: Port Vincent
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial seat commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific in World War Two.



617 "Dam Buster " Squadron
617 "Dam Buster " Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of fallen comrades of the RAAF who served in 617 R.A.F Dam Buster Squadron during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport.



61st Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders)
61st Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders)
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 61st Australian Infantry Battalion service in World War Two and is a tribute to those who paid the supreme sacifice.



61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders)
61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders)
Address: Waterworks Road & Stewart Place
City/Town: Ashgrove
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The memorial consists of the reclaimed former Stewart Place tram shelter, and houses the tributes, history and memories of the 61st Battalion Queensland Cameron Highlanders between 1938 and 1946



In 1937 with tensions growing in Europe, it was decided to raise a new infantry battalion in the Brisbane - Ipswich area. The local Scottish community, who wanted Queensland to have its own Scottish regiment, lobbied for the newly raised 61st Infantry Battalion to be linked with a Highland regiment. In 1939 the 61st was linked with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and became the Queensland Cameron Highlanders.  A militia unit commanded by Colonel John Grant MC VD of Ashgrove with its own kilted uniform and Pipes and Drums, it was well trained and highly regarded.



After the declaration of the Second World War the battalion frequently held training camps at Redbank and Chermside lasting 70 to 90 days. During 1940, the 61st Battalion was called-up and the battalion joined the rest of the 7th Brigade (comprising the 9th/49th and 15th Battalions) at Chermside, a northern suburb of Brisbane. In 1942 the 61st Battalion played a leading role in the Battle of Milne Bay, New Guinea.



61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders)
61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders)
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served  with the 61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders) during World War Two.



The names of 52 who died or were killed are listed on the plaque.



63 Squadron "Winnipeg Wags"
63 Squadron "Winnipeg Wags"
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected by wireless air-gunners who trained in Winnipeg, Canada is dedicated to those served and those who gave their lives in the R.A.F and the R.A.A.F during World War Two.



65th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
65th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
Address: Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse
City/Town: Caulfield East
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War Two



65th Anniversary of Women`s Services
65th Anniversary of Women`s Services
Address: Molesworth & Market Streets, Lismore Memorial Park
City/Town: Lismore
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A pine tree commemorates the 65th anniversary of the formation of the Women`s Services in World War Two.

66th Anniversary of Pearl Harbour
66th Anniversary of Pearl Harbour
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the bombing of Pearl Harbour and honours the thousands of United States troops who passed through Melbourne during World War Two.


The attack was the catalyst for the United States of America joining the war and triggered an alliance in which more than 100,000 troops passed through Melbourne on their way to battle.


6th Australian Army Troops Company
6th Australian Army Troops Company
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 6th Australian Army Troops Company during World War Two.



6th Australian Division
6th Australian Division
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 6th Australian Division, 2nd Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) during World War Two



6th Australian Division
6th Australian Division
Address: Wharf Stairs , Hickson Road
City/Town: The Rocks
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial sculpture erected in memory of the men of the 6th Australian Division who sailed from Australia to serve in campaigns in North Africa, Greece, Syria, Ceyon and Papua New Guinea during World War Two.


6th Division A.I.F
6th Division A.I.F
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque erected in memory of the fallen who served with the 6th Australian Division A.I.F during World War Two.



The 6th Division was a unit of the Australian Army. It was raised briefly in 1917 during World War I, but was broken up to provide reinforcements before seeing action. It was not re-raised until the outbreak of World War II, when it was formed as a unit of the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF). Throughout 1940–41 it served in the North African campaign, the Greek campaign, on Crete and in Syria, fighting against the Germans, Italians and Vichy French. In 1942, the division left the Middle East and returned to Australia to meet the threat of Japan's entry into the war. Part of the division garrisoned Ceylon for a short period of time, before the division was committed to the New Guinea campaign. In New Guinea, its component brigades saw action along the Kokoda Track, at Buna–Gona and around Salamaua–Lae in 1942–43. Throughout late 1943–44, the division was re-organised in Australia before being committed as a complete formation to one of the last Australian operations of the war around Aitape–Wewak in 1944–45.

6th Division Cavalry Regiment
6th Division Cavalry Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 6th Division Cavalry Regiment of World War Two.



6th Division Engineers
6th Division Engineers
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the various units of the 6th Division Engineers during World War Two.



 



6th, 7th & 9th Divisions
6th, 7th & 9th Divisions
Address: Millstream Parade
City/Town: Millstream
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A monument commemorates the troops of the 6th, 7th & 9th Divisions who camped in the Herberton Shire during World War Two

6th, 7th and 9th Division Prisoners of War
6th, 7th and 9th Division Prisoners of War
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque is dedicated to  those from the 6th, 7th and 9th Division who were left behind in the Middle East as prisoners of war during World War Two.



7 Squadron
7 Squadron
Address: Princes Highway & Victoria Street, RAAF Memorial, Beaufort Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Bairnsdale
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 7 Squadron that served in Bairnsdale during World War Two


70th Anniversary Battle of Milne Bay
70th Anniversary Battle of Milne Bay
Address: Kittyhawk Drive, Milne Bay Memorial Library, Chermside Historical Precinct
City/Town: Chermside
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 70th anniverary of the Battle of Milne Bay.



The Battle of Milne Bay (25 August – 7 September 1942), also known as Operation RE by the Japanese, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Japanese naval troops, known as Kaigun Rikusentai (Special Naval Landing Forces), attacked the Allied airfields at Milne Bay that had been established on the eastern tip of New Guinea. Due to poor intelligence work, the Japanese miscalculated the size of the predominantly Australian garrison and, believing that the airfields were only defended by two or three companies, initially landed a force roughly equivalent in size to one battalion on 25 August 1942. The Allies, forewarned by intelligence from Ultra, had heavily reinforced the garrison.



70th Anniversary of Japanese Midget Sub Attack
70th Anniversary of Japanese Midget Sub Attack
Address: Hillcrest Avenue, North Mona Vale Headland Reserve
City/Town: Mona Vale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Heritage plaque marks the 70th anniversary of theJapanese Midget Sub Attack on Sydney Harbour . The plaque recalls the historical events of May 31/June 1, 1942, when a special attack force of five large ocean-going submarines launched three midget submarines against warship targets inside Sydney Harbour.


The site was chosen as its lies adjacent to the wreck of the only midget submarine surviving underwater from the raid, M24. The archaeological wreck site is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register under the NSW Heritage Act 1977, and also protected by the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.  M24 was discovered by a recreational diving group, 'No Frills Divers' in 2006. 


 


70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Kalumburu Mission
70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Kalumburu Mission
Address: Kalumburu Mission
City/Town: Kalumburu
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Two plaques commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the Kalumburu (Drysdale) Mission during World War Two.  One plaque was laid on the spot where six people were killed while hiding in a trench during the bombing of Drysdale River Mission.

 



Drysdale Mission airfield located in the northern part of Western Australia, was a refuelling and ammunition depot for the RAAF anti-submarine aircraft operating between Darwin and Fremantle during World War Two. It was situated next to the isolated Benedictine mission on the banks of the King Edward River, about 8 miles the the south of Napier-Broome Bay. On 27 September 1943, the Japanese planes bombed and machine gunned the airfield. The ammunition hut exploded when it was hit by a bomb. There were no casualties at the airfield but a direct hit on a slit trench at the Mission itself, killed Father Thomas Gil OSB and five aboriginals (one woman and four children ).  Fr Sanz OSB had painted “MISSION” on both sides of the monastery roof in red paint.



70th Anniversary of the Japanese Air Attack
70th Anniversary of the Japanese Air Attack
Address: Hamersley Street, Bedford Park
City/Town: Broome
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the air attack on Broome on 3rd March 1942 by nine Japanese fighter planes that attacked Roebuck Bay, destroying 22 planes and killing more than 80 people.



Many of those killed were Dutch refugees who had fled Java. 



70th Anniversary- General Macarthur`s Arrival
70th Anniversary- General Macarthur`s Arrival
Address: Grey Street, South Brisbane Station
City/Town: South Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The plaque provides a permanent reminder of the importance of MacArthur’s presence in the history of the city of Brisbane. The 23rd of July, 2012, marked the 70th anniversary of the arrival in Brisbane of General Douglas MacArthur and the establishment of the General Headquarters – Southwest Pacific Area in the AMP building in the city.



When General MacArthur arrived in Brisbane in July 1942, he was effectively escaping from Japanese forces which had made their way through the Philippines, where he was serving as Commander, US Forces, Far East after returning to the US military. MacArthur fled at the last minute from the Philippines US base, Corregidor Island, in Manila Bay. He arrived in Brisbane at the old South Brisbane Interstate Station, which was later replaced. General MacArthur ran the US war effort from his office on the eighth-floor of MacArthur Chambers, on the corner of Queen and Edward streets, which is now a museum.





 



 



70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery
70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery
Address: Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum
City/Town: East Point
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery in the Darwin area from 1942-1945.



75 Squadron
75 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 75 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



76 Squadron
76 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 76 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



77th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery
77th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates all who served with the 77th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery during World War Two.



78 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron
78 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron
Address: Burragorang and Cawdor Roads, Camden War Cemetery
City/Town: Camden
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates 78 Squadron.


No 78 Squadron, equipped with Kittyhawks, was formed at Camden in New South Wales in July 1943. Operational by October, the Unit moved to Kiriwina Island in November, where the Squadron provided bomber escort and ground attack missions, against targets around Gasmata. A succession of moves bought the Squadron to Hollandia where the unit fought the RAAF`s last major air combat of the Pacific War - on 3 June 1944, sixteen Kittyhawks attacked a formation of twelve fighters and three dive-bombers. For the loss of one aircraft, the Kittyhawks claimed nine enemy aircraft destroyed and six damaged. Subsequent moves took the Unit to Noemfoor, Morotai and finally Tarakan where the Squadron continued its ground attack operations until the end of the war. After returning to Australia in December 1945, No 78 Squadron operated Mustangs for a short period until it disbanded in April 1948.


78 Squadron
78 Squadron
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 78 Squadron of World War Two


78 Squadron
78 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 78 Squadron, RAAF during World War Two.



 



79 Squadron
79 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 79 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



79 Squadron Memorial
79 Squadron Memorial
Address: 1580 Bacchus Marsh Road , Wooloomanata Homestead
City/Town: Anakie
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force 79 Squadron whose first pilots and supporting personnel arrived at the Fairbairn`s property, Wooloomanata in April 1943.


"Wooloomanata" Homestead lies on the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Rd in Victoria. It was the station home of the former Minister of Air, Mr. J.V. Fairbairn, who was killed in an aircraft accident near Canberra on 13 August 1940.  "Wooloomanata" was used as the Southern Command Training School for the Australian Army.


In 1943, the Royal Australian Air Force hired the homestead as a pilots' and officers' mess while No. 79 Squadron RAAF (RAAF) was forming-up with Supermarine Spitfires at Wooloomanata Aerodrome which had been constructed at the property. The Works Training Unit of the RAAF also operated from the property.


7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla
7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla
Address: Victoria Terrace, Memorial Park,Wickham Point
City/Town: Caloundra
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the ships and crew of the 7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla who served in World War Two.



The destroyers HMA Ships Napier, Nizam, Nestor, Norman and Nepal were commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy between 1940 and 1942.  They served in many theatres of war until 1945, including in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. HMAS Nestor was lost in the Mediterranean on 16 June 1942.



7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla
7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla
Address: Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park
City/Town: Tweed Heads
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates ships and personnel of the 7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla during World War Two.



 



7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla Plaque
7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla Plaque
Address: Passage Street & North Street, War Memorial
City/Town: Cleveland
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the ships of the 7th Australian Destroyer Flotilla who served in World War Two.



7th Australian Division
7th Australian Division
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates those who served in the Seventh Division during World War Two.



7th Australian Division A.I.F.
7th Australian Division A.I.F.
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of  those who served with the 7th Division A.I.F. during World War Two.



The 7th Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army. It was formed in February 1940 to serve in World War Two, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF). The division was raised on the British establishment of nine infantry battalions per division and consisted of two new brigades and three of the original 12 battalions of the 6th Division forming the third brigade. The division is sometimes known by the nickname "The Silent Seventh", due to a perception that its achievements were unrecognised, in comparison to the other Australian divisions. The origin of this belief appears to be censorship of the part played by the 7th Division in the fierce fighting in the 1941 Syria-Lebanon campaign. The 7th Division along with the 6th and 9th Australian Divisions were the only divisions to serve in both the Middle East and the South West Pacific Area. It was disbanded in 1946, following the end of the war.



7th Australian Division Army Service Corps
7th Australian Division Army Service Corps
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 7th Australian Division Army Service Corps of World War Two.



7th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment Roll of Honour
7th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment Roll of Honour
Address: Vernon Street, Coffs Ex-Services Club (RSL) Grounds
City/Town: Coffs Harbour
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

7th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment Roll of Honour


7th Australian Division Signals
7th Australian Division Signals
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to all who served with the 7th Australian Division Signals during World War Two.



7th Australian Infantry Battalion
7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the  7th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



7th Battalion
7th Battalion
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 7th Battalion during World War Two.



 



7th Battalion A.I.F. (23rd Brigade - 3rd Division)
7th Battalion A.I.F. (23rd Brigade - 3rd Division)
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 7th Battalion A.I.F. (23rd Brigade - 3rd Division) during World War Two. The battalion trained in the Kairi area of the Atherton Tableland between 1943 and 1944.



7th Destroyer Flotilla
7th Destroyer Flotilla
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the ships and personnel who served in the 7th Destroyer Flotilla during World War Two.



 



7th Division Cavalry Regiment
7th Division Cavalry Regiment
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who gave their lives while serving with the 7th Division Cavalry Regiment during World War Two.



7th Division Engineers
7th Division Engineers
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 7th Australian Division Engineers during World War Two.



7th Division Memorial Wall
7th Division Memorial Wall
Address: Remembrance Drive, Hume Highway
City/Town: Bass Hill
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The 7th Division Memorial Wall contains plaques which commemorate those units who served in the 7th Division during World War 11.  Plaques on the wall include 2/5th Field Ambulance, 55/53rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 7th Division Engineers, 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 2/5th Field regiment, 2/6th Field Regiment,  2/9th, 2/10th & 2/12th Infantry Battalions, 2/25th Infantry Battion. 2/31st  Infantry Battalion, 6th & 2/1st Australian Machine Gun Battalions, & the 7th Division Cavalry, 


The infantry formations of the Division were as follows:

18th Infantry Brigade:  2/9th Battalion, 2/10th Battalion, 2/12th Battalion

21st Infantry Brigade: 2/14th Battalion, 2/16th Battalion, 2/27th Battalion

25th Infantry Brigade: 2/25th Battalion, 2/31st Battalion, 2/33rd Battalion


Artillery support was provided by the 2/4th, 2/5th and 2/6th Field Regiments.

Supporting troops were the 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, 7th Division Cavalry Regiment, and Medical units, Engineers and Base Troops.


 


7th Division Royal Australian Engineers
7th Division Royal Australian Engineers
Address: Scenic Drive, North Fort Memorial Walkway
City/Town: Manly
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque and pavers commemorate members of the 7th Division Royal Engineers which served in World War Two



7th Division Supply Column AASC
7th Division Supply Column AASC
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 7th Division Supply Column AASC during World War Two.



7th Division, 12 & 83 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force, 548 & 549 Squadrons Royal Air Force
7th Division, 12 & 83 Squadrons Royal Australian Air Force,  548 & 549 Squadrons Royal Air Force
Address: 1349 ANZAC Avenue , Pine Rivers District RSL Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Kallangur
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates the 7th Division, 12 & 83 Squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force, and the 548 & 549 Squadrons Royal Air Force which who were based in the area in 1943 and 1944 during World War Two.



The memorial also commemorates Australian Forces in all wars.



7th Fortress Company
7th Fortress Company
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 7th Fortress Company during World War Two.



7th Motor Ambulance Convoy
7th Motor Ambulance Convoy
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served with the 7th Motor Ambulance Convoy during World War Two.



80 Squadron
80 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 80 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.



 



80 Squadron 50th Anniversary
80 Squadron 50th Anniversary
Address: The Strand, ANZAC Park
City/Town: Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the formation of 80 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)



No. 80 Squadron was formed at Townsville, Queensland on 10 September 1943 and was equipped with P-40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft, under the command of the then temporary Squadron Leader Glen Cooper. It moved to Aitkenvale on 9 October and commenced flight training.



RAAF Kittyhawks played a crucial role in the South West Pacific theatre. They fought on the front line as fighters during the critical early years of the Pacific War, and the durability and bomb-carrying abilities (1,000 lb/454 kg) of the P-40 also made it ideal for the ground attack role.



84 Squadron
84 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 84 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



86 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron Memorial
86 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron Memorial
Address: Gawler Airfield Entrance Road, Entrance to Gawler Airstrip
City/Town: Gawler
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the 86 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron who served in World war Two.



Initially equipped with Kittyhawk fighters, No 86 Squadron formed at Gawler, South Australia in March 1943. After staging through Townsville the Squadron deployed to Dutch New Guinea in July. On 9 September 1943, the Unit fought its only major combat of the War when fourteen Kittyhawks engaged 36 enemy fighters and bombers as they raided the Marauke airfield. During this attack many of the Kittyhawks suffered from gun malfunctions, however, three enemy fighters were shot down.



For the remainder of the war the Squadron flew regular fighter sweeps and ground attack missions - which were generally uneventful in nature. Further air combat opportunities occurred in the first weeks of 1944 when No 86 Squadron Kittyhawks shot down three enemy aircraft near Cape Valsch. In May 1944, the Squadron was transferred to Bohle River where in June 1945 it began to re-equip with Mustangs. Four months after the cessation of hostilities, No 86 Squadron was disbanded.



86 Squadron
86 Squadron
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 86 Squadron RAAF during World War Two.



 



86 Squadron
86 Squadron
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque erected in memory of fallen comrades from 86 Squadron who served during World War Two.



86 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force
86 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates 86 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force of World War Two.



8th Australian Division
8th Australian Division
Address: North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Behind War Memorial
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates the 8th Australian Division which served in World War Two.



The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War II, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War II. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards. As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.



8th Australian Infantry Battalion
8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 8th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



8th Australian Infantry Battalion
8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the 8th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.



8th Division A.I.F
8th Division A.I.F
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 8th Division A.I.F. during World War Two.



The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War Two, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War Two. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards. As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.



8th Division Ammunition Sub Park
8th Division Ammunition Sub Park
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 8th Division Ammunition Sub Park during World War Two.



 



8th Division Australian Army Service Corps
8th Division Australian Army Service Corps
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in memory of those who served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice whie serving with the 8th Division Australian Army Service Corps during World War Two.



8th Division Signals
8th Division Signals
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 8th Division Signals and 6 Line Section of World War Two.



8th Division Units
8th Division Units
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque is dedicated in memory of those who served with the 8th Division Salvage Unit, 8th Division Ammunition Sub Park and the 8th Division 2/2 Res. M.T. Company and members who became prisoners of war of the Japanese during World War Two.



9th Australian Division
9th Australian Division
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the 9th Australian Division of World War Two.



9th Australian Division
9th Australian Division
Address: The Esplanade, Memorial Wall
City/Town: Caloundra
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the officers and men who served with the 9th Australian Division during World War Two.



9th Australian Division
9th Australian Division
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the memory of the officers and men who served with the 9th Australian Division in World War Two.



9th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment
9th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 9th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment of World War Two


9th Australian Division Memorial Plaque
9th Australian Division Memorial Plaque
Address: 42 Oxlade Drive, South Eastern District RSL
City/Town: New Farm
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 9th Australian Division during World War Two.



The 9th Division was a division of the Australian Army that served during World War Two. It was the fourth division raised for the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF). The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War - the Siege of Tobruk in 1941, the El Alamein battles in 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea in 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo in 1945.



9th Australian Division Plaque
9th Australian Division Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 9th Australian Division during World War Two.



9th Australian Division Signals
9th Australian Division Signals
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates members of the 9th Australian Division Signals who served in World War Two.



9th Australian Field Ambulance
9th Australian Field Ambulance
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 9th Australian Field Ambulance during World War Two.



 



9th Australian Infantry Battalion
9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 9th Australian Infantry Battalion which served in World War Two and is dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice and those who have since departed.



9th Battalion (Moreton) Regiment Plaque
9th Battalion (Moreton) Regiment Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Pacific Campaign while serving with the 9th Battalion (Moreton) Regiment during World War Two.



9th Division Australian Army Service Corps & Transport
9th Division Australian Army Service Corps & Transport
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with 9th Division Australian Army Service Corps & Transport during World War Two.



A.A.O.C. Store & Workshop Personnel
A.A.O.C. Store & Workshop Personnel
Address: Esplanade, Bicentennial Park adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to those A.A.O.C personnel who fell or served in the Darwin area in 1942-1943 during World War Two.



A.H.S. Centaur
A.H.S. Centaur
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, ANZAC Memorial Chapel
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur".


On 14 May 1943 the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur" was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine 15 kilometres miles east of Cape Moreton in Queensland. There were no patients on board but 229 crew and medical personnel lost their lives, while 64 survivors were rescued after 36 hours in the sea.


 


A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur"  which was sunk in World War Two, and members of the 2/12 FIELD AMBULANCE, AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, who lost 11 nurses, 179 Field Ambulance personnel, 33 Army Medical Corps personnell, 45 Merchant Navy crew.


The Centaur, 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship, was a motor passenger ship converted in early 1943 for use as a hospital ship. In November 1941 it had rescued survivors of the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran after it had sunk and been sunk by H.M.A.S. Sydney.


On 12 May 1943 the Centaur sailed unescorted from Sydney at 0945 hours carrying her crew and normal staff, as well as stores and equipment of the 2/12th Field Ambulance but no patients. It was sunk without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine on 14 May 1943 at approximately 0400 hours, its position being approximately 27°17` S, 153°58` E about 50 miles east north-east of Brisbane. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived. These survivors spent 35 hours on rafts before being rescued.


A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
Address: Esplanade, Centaur Park, Wickham Point
City/Town: Caloundra
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A Memorial and Park commemorates those who lost their lives in the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur during World War Two. The memorial and park were opened in 1968 by the Premier, Sir Frank Nicklin, and dedicated by Rev Alcorn, Naval Chaplain. New plaques were added on 14 May 1993, the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Centaur.



On 14 May 1943 the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur" was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine 10 miles east of Cape Moreton. There were no patients on board but 229 crew and medical personnel lost their lives, while 64 survivors were rescued after 36 hours in the sea. Sister Savage , the only nurse of 12 to survive, described her ordeal, at first being sucked into a terrific whirlpool with the sinking ship which caused fractures and bruises.



On Remembrance Day 1995 Mrs Leneen Forde, Governor of Queensland, opened a walkway leading from Centaur Park to the main war memorial. Personal tributes are embedded along the edge of the walkway. Plaques also to service personnel who served from World War One to Vietnam.



A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
A.H.S. Centaur Memorial
Address: Boundary Street, Point Danger
City/Town: Coolangatta
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Centaur. The memorial consists of a monumental stone topped with a cairn, surrounded by a tiled moat with memorial plaques explaining the commemoration.



Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was sunk during World War Two at 4.10am on 14 May 1943 off Stradbroke Island, Queensland, by a torpedo from the Japanese Navy submarine I-177. The ship sank within 3 minutes. The ship was well illuminated and marked as a hospital ship, and the act of sinking a ship so marked was considered to be a war crime.



Of the 332 persons onboard during the fateful second voyage from Sydney to New Guinea, there were: 75 Merchant Navy crew, 65 ship`s Australian Army medical staff including 12 nurses, 192 members of the Army`s 2/12th Field Ambulance that was to establish various medical units. 64 survived after clinging to debris and life rafts for 34 hours until rescued by United States Navy ship USS Mugford.



A.H.S. Centaur Memorial Mast
A.H.S. Centaur Memorial Mast
Address: Slater Street, Fawkner Towers
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Centaur, 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship, was a motor passenger ship converted in early 1943 for use as a hospital ship. In November 1941 it had rescued survivors of the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran after it had sunk and been sunk by H.M.A.S. Sydney.


It was sunk without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine in May 1943.


A.H.S. Centaur Nurses
A.H.S. Centaur Nurses
Address: Slater Street
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A ship`s mast commemorates the nurses who lost their lives in the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur" in May 1943 during World War Two


A.W. Potts Kokoda Track Memorial Plaques
A.W. Potts Kokoda Track Memorial Plaques
Address: Broomehill Rd & Albany Highway, Apex Park Rotunda
City/Town: Kojonup
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial plaques dedicated to the men who served and died on the Kokoda Track.



The Kokoda Trail or Track is a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres overland (60 kilometres in a straight line)  through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. The track is the most famous in Papua New Guinea and is known for being the location of the World War Two battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942.



A16-173 Memorial
A16-173 Memorial
Address: Station Street, Buckleys Walk, Dapto Railway Station
City/Town: Dapto
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the crew of the R.A.A.F. Lockheed Hudson A16-173 which crashed on returning from investigation of a submarine sighting in World War Two.


Abbotsford Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden
Abbotsford Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden
Address: Werona Avenue & Great North Road
City/Town: Abbotsford
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A garden commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two,



Aboriginal Servicemen Plaque
Aboriginal Servicemen Plaque
Address: Concord Road, Kokoda Memorial Walkway
City/Town: Rhodes
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates Aboriginal Servicemen who fought in the Battle of Kokoda. Aboriginal Elders travelled to Kokoda to perform cultural ceremonies to bring to rest the spirit of six fallen Aboriginal servicemen who fought in the campaign. In excess of 5000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served their country during World War Two.



The Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign consisted of a series of battles fought between July and November 1942 between Japanese and Allied—primarily Australian—forces in what was then the Australian territory of Papua.



Adelaide River War Cemetery
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Address: Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River War Cemetery
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Adelaide River War Cemetery serves as a symbol of the scale, intensity and human sacrifice of Australian and Commonwealth personnel in northern Australian during World War Two.



Established in 1942, the cemetery is the last resting place for service men and women who lost their lives in northern Australia during the war. Adjoining the war cemetery is a Civil Cemetery, which houses the graves of 63 civilians who lost their lives as a result of war service, including nine postal workers killed in the initial Japanese bombing of Darwin.



Adjungbilly Honour Roll
Adjungbilly Honour Roll
Address: Adjungbilly Road, Abjungbilly Community Hall
City/Town: Adjungbilly
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Adjungbilly Honour Roll


Advanced Land Headquarters
Advanced Land Headquarters
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in memory of comrades who served with General (later Field Marshall ) Sir Thomas Blamey during World War Two.



Agery Memorial Park
Agery Memorial Park
Address: Moonta-Agery Road
City/Town: Agery
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Agery Memorial Park commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Agery State School Honour Roll
Agery State School Honour Roll
Address: Moonta-Agery Road, Agery Hall
City/Town: Agery
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Agery State School Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Air Force Association of Tasmania Roll of Honour
Air Force Association of Tasmania Roll of Honour
Address: 61 Davey Street, Chapel, Airforce Association of Tasmania
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Roll of honour commemorates those who served in World War Two.  It lists 264 names. 



Air Forces Plaque
Air Forces Plaque
Address: 75 Havilah Road, Bendigo District RSL
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates Australians who served in the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Air Force during World War Two.



Airmen of B24J Liberator
Airmen of B24J Liberator
Address: Charles Point & Belyuen Roads, 1.5 kilometres from intersection
City/Town: Wagait Beach
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A monument commemoreates the airmen of the United States Army Air Force who were killed when their B-24J Liberator Bomber crashed during World War Two.



The B-24J Liberator Bomber was developed and produced in response to a much needed requirement for the war effort in Europe and the Pacific area. It was one of the most successful heavy bomber designs used during World War Two and was used in all theatres of the war with great success.



The remains of the wreck of this B-24J are significant as a tangible reminder of the air war conducted against the Japanese during World War Two from Australian soil. It is also a tangible link to the association the 380th Bomb Group had in Australia and the specific role that it played in the war.



Albert and Middle Park Presbyterian Church Memorial Plaque
Albert and Middle Park Presbyterian Church Memorial Plaque
Address: 64-66 Orrong Road , Uniting Church Archives
City/Town: Elsternwick
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Albert and Middle Park Presbyterian Church Memorial Plaque dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War Two.



Albert Park Angling Club Honour Roll
Albert Park Angling Club Honour Roll
Address: Beaconsfield Parade, Kerferd Road Pier, Albert Park Angling Clubhouse.
City/Town: Albert Park
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two


Albert Park Methodist Church Roll of Honour
Albert Park Methodist Church Roll of Honour
Address: 4 Swan Street, Swan Street Uniting Church
City/Town: North Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An honour roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.  It list 40 names



Albury Soldiers Sailors & Airmen`s Club Book of Honour
Albury Soldiers Sailors & Airmen`s Club Book of Honour
Address: 570-580 Olive Street, The Albury Soldiers Sailors & Airmen`s Club
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Albury Soldiers Sailors and Airmen`s Club Book of Honour


Alectown Roll of Honour
Alectown Roll of Honour
Address: Newell Highway, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Alectown
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served, died or were killed in World War Two.



Monument characteristics :



A white marble honour roll with gold lettering. 



Alexandra Honour Roll
Alexandra Honour Roll
Address: 55 Grant Street, Alexandra Shire Hall
City/Town: Alexandra
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Commemorates those who have served in World War Two. 



Alford Hall Memorial Windows
Alford Hall Memorial Windows
Address: Port Broughton-Kadina Road, Alford Hall
City/Town: Alford
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Alford Hall Memorial Windows commemorate those who lost their lives in World War Two.



On Sunday, October 20th, the Memorial Windows, which comprise part of Alford's Memorial scheme, were unveiled before one of the largest congregations of people ever to assemble in the hall. Mr K. Rogers (chairman of the Memorial Committee) was accompanied on the platform by Revs. T. Patrick and Correll, Messrs D. Bruce (secretary Memorial Committee). C.L. Rundle (chairman Bute District Council), W. A. Jackson and T. Glasson (Kadina R.S.A.).  In a very appropriate opening address, Mr Rogers introduced each representative and then handed the service over to Revs. Patrick and Correll, who carried out the dedication service alternately.



After this portion of the service, the Revs. Patrick and Correll proceeded to each window dedicated to the boys who paid the supreme sacrifice. The windows were draped with a full sized Union Jack and Flag of Australia respectively, and the ceremony of unveiling was performed by Mr. W. Ward for his son Garth, Mr C. Peters for his son Cecil,  Messrs Eric and Norman Jones for their brothers Kelvin and Glen. The windows are unique in design and were inscribed to the memory of each boy who paid the supreme sacrifice, Kelvin and Glen Jones and Cecil Peters, as prisoners in Japanese hands, and Garth Ward lost in a flight overseas.

The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA), 25th October 1946.



 



 



Alford Memorial Park Gates
Alford Memorial Park Gates
Address: Port Broughton-Kadina Road, Alford Tennis Club
City/Town: Alford
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Alford Memorial Park Gates commemorate those who served in World War Two.



An ornamental arch at the entrance to the Alford Memorial Park was unveiled on Saturday by the Speaker (Sir Robert Nicholls) as a memorial to the 37 men and women who enlisted from the district with the armed forces in World War Two. Sir Robert and Lady Nicholls were introduced to the large crowd who attended the ceremony by the president of the Alford war memorial committee. (Mr. Les Rogers.)

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 20 November 1946.



All Saints Honour Roll
All Saints Honour Roll
Address: Ferry & Ambrose Streets, All Saints Memorial Hall
City/Town: Hunters Hill
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two



All Saints Honour Roll Book
All Saints Honour Roll Book
Address: Ferry & Ambrose Streets, All Saints Church
City/Town: Hunters Hill
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

After the end of World War 2, an Honour Roll Book was compiled. It is a photographic as well as a service record of the men and women from the Parish who saw active service.


All Saints War Memorial Hall
All Saints War Memorial Hall
Address: Ferry Road & Ambrose Street, All Saints Anglican Church
City/Town: Hunters Hill
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

All Saints War Memorial Hall


All Souls Anglican Camp School
All Souls Anglican Camp School
Address: Gregory Developmental Road, 50km N of Charters Towers
City/Town: Gainsford
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial with an honour roll commemorates the site of the school during World War Two.



In 1942 with Singapore fallen, Darwin bombed and Australia facing invasion, All Souls’ Anglican School in Charters Towers moved into the bush on a riverbank and in a remarkable educational feat continued to operate there for a year in tents and tin sheds. The permanent school, on the town’s outskirts, had been requisitioned as a military hospital so headmaster Robert (‘Bidgee’) Mills evacuated the 22 staff and 172 students 50 kilometres north to a patch of the Burdekin River on Gainsford Station where All Souls’ not only survived but thrived. By year’s end 186 students had passed through the camp school.



All Souls Anglican Church Honour Roll
All Souls Anglican Church Honour Roll
Address: Norton & Marion Streets, All Souls Anglican Church
City/Town: Leichhardt
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Monument characteristics :



A red covered book.



All Souls Honour Roll
All Souls Honour Roll
Address: Stephen Terrace & Third Avenue, All Souls Anglican Church
City/Town: St Peters
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Honour Roll is in the form of a stained glass window below which is a plaque commemorating those who served in World War Two.   



Allendale North War Memorial
Allendale North War Memorial
Address: Allendale North Road
City/Town: Kapunda
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Allendale North War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Allied Chinese Ships
Allied Chinese Ships
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates Allied Chinese Ships, `PING WO`, `PO YANG`, `WHANGPU`, `YUNNAN` which served in Australia and South-West Pacific in World War Two


Allied Chinese Ships
Allied Chinese Ships
Address: Sidon & Stanley Streets, Maritime Museum
City/Town: South Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to those who served on the Allied Chinese Ships during World War Two.



Following the fall of Hong Kong followed by Singapore in World War Two there were approximately 32 ships owned by the China Navigation Company (head office Hong Kong) and leased out. Six ships were requisitioned by the Royal Australian Navy, four of which became HMA `Ships` and two of which became Vitalising Supply Issuing Ships (VSIS) - store ships working with the Royal Navy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean sea. They were manned by Royal Australian Navy personnel.



Allied Chinese Ships
Allied Chinese Ships
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Allied Chinese Ships plaque commemorates those who served on Allied Chinese Ships of the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two.



Allied Chinese Ships
Allied Chinese Ships
Address: Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australian Naval Memorial Garden
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates those who served on board Allied Chinese Ships during World War Two.



The terms Allied Chinese Ships and Allied China Fleet refer to 32 vessels of the Hong Kong-based China Navigation Company requesitioned by the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two. Following the Battle of Singapore in early 1942, many of the requesitioned ships joined the Allied retreat to Australia. Six were acquired by the Royal Australian Navy; four of these were commissioned as auxiliary warships, while two served as Victualing Supply Issuing Ships.



Allied Forces Intelligence Memorial Plaque
Allied Forces Intelligence Memorial Plaque
Address: 77 Kitchener Road, Hamilton Centre
City/Town: Ascot
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque honours Allied Forces Intelligence who operated from the premises during World War Two



Allied Submariners
Allied Submariners
Address: Slip Street, Western Australia Maritime Museum
City/Town: Fremantle
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A memorial commemorates the Allied submariners from the United Kingdom, United States of America and the Netherlands who operated from Fremantle during World War Two.

Allied War Memorial
Allied War Memorial
Address: Hamersley & Weld Streets, Bedford Memorial Park
City/Town: Broome
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Allied War Memorial was erected by the Broome community in memory of Allied Personnel and Dutch Natiionals who los their lives during the air raids on Broome on the 3rd and 20th March 1942. 



On 3 March 1942, without warning, Japanese fighters attacked. The attack lasted no more than 20 minutes, during which time 25 Allied aircraft were destroyed and dozens of people were killed or wounded. Many victims were Dutch women and children packed into flying boats on the harbour either waiting to be unloaded and ferried ashore or waiting to depart for the southern states. Another 30 crew and passengers, mostly military personnel, were lost when an American Liberator bomber was shot down shortly after taking off. Precisely how many people died in the raid, and who they were, will never be known.



The Dutch bodies recovered were first buried in the Broome War Cemetery but were later removed and reburied in a special area in the Karrakatta cemetery in Perth.



Following there were three further air raids, one on the 20th March 1942 in which one aircraft was destroyed and one person killed, and in August 1942 and August 1943 which resulted in minimal damage with no deaths or injuries.



America Remembers
America Remembers
Address: Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Gardens
City/Town: North Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque erected by the American Ex-Servicemen's Association of South Australia thanking the people of Adelaide for the generous welcome and hospitality to American Military Personnel during World War Two. 



American Legion - United States Forces
American Legion - United States Forces
Address: Ann Street, The Crypt, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates the United States armed forces who served in World War Two from 1941 to 1945.



American Servicemen Memorial
American Servicemen Memorial
Address: Princes Highway, Springvale Necropolis, Third Road
City/Town: Springvale
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The monument commemorates United States servicemen who died in Victoria during World War Two


Amstel Golf Club Honour Roll (Oakleigh)
Amstel Golf Club Honour Roll (Oakleigh)
Address: 1000 Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Amstel Golf Club
City/Town: Cranbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Amstel Golf Club Honour Roll (Oakleigh) honours those who served in Wolrd War Two.


Angaston Park Gates
Angaston Park Gates
Address: Washington Street & Park Road, Angus Park Recreational Reserve
City/Town: Angaston
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Angaston Park Gates commemorate those who served in World War Two.



Anglesea State School Honour Roll
Anglesea State School Honour Roll
Address: Camp Road, Anglesea Primary School
City/Town: Anglesea
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Anglesea State School Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two. 


Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr Honour Roll
Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr Honour Roll
Address: 107 Binya Street, Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr
City/Town: Griffith
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr Honour Roll


Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Units
Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Units
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Units in the Darwin area during World War Two.



ANZAC Park
ANZAC Park
Address: David & Star Streets
City/Town: North Star
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A park commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.



Apollo Bay Honour Roll
Apollo Bay Honour Roll
Address: 12 Gallipoli Parade, Apollo Bay RSL Club
City/Town: Apollo Bay
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Aramac Memorial Park & Gates
Aramac Memorial Park & Gates
Address: Gordon Street
City/Town: Aramac
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A park and gates commemorates those who served in World War Two.



The Memorial Park and Gates were officially opened on the 18th October 1947 by Mr. G.H.Devries, Member for Gregory. The Memorial Gates of wrought iron are recessed bteween concrete pillars on which are granite tablets inscribed with the names of the enlisted men from Aramac and district. Mrs Stobo, wife of the Chairman of the Aramac Shire read out the names inscribed on the tablets and during the Reveille unveiled the tablets. As a grand finale to the opening ceremony, the spectators were treated to a demonstration of a maypole dance by 16 of the smaller school girls under the direction of Mrs O. Williams and Mrs Glover. Mr G.T. Browne a former councillor initiated the establishment of the park which was designed by Mr G.C. Wilson, consulting engineer.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 25th October 1947.



 



Archdale State School and District Honour Roll
Archdale State School and District Honour Roll
Address: 30 Main Street, Bealiba Hall
City/Town: Bealiba
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Archdale State School and District Honour Roll honours those who served in World War Two.


Arctic Conveys
Arctic Conveys
Address: Sir Edwin Smith Avenue , South Australia Naval Memorial Garden
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque in memory of the 2773 who lost their lives while serving with the Arctic Convoys through to Russia during World War Two.



The Arctic convoys of World War Two were oceangoing convoys which sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union - primarily Arkhangelsk (Archangel) and Murmansk, both in modern-day Russia. There were 78 convoys between August 1941 and May 1945 (although there were two gaps with no sailings between July and September 1942, and March and November 1943), sailing via several seas of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Eighty-five merchant vessels and 16 Royal Navy warships (two cruisers, six destroyers, eight other escort ships) were lost.

Arctic Convoy Veterans
Arctic Convoy Veterans
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those who served in the Arctic convoys which supplied Russia, a wartime ally, in its fight against Germany on the Eastern Front during World War Two



Arctic Convoy Veterans Association Memorial
Arctic Convoy Veterans Association Memorial
Address: Victoria Terrace, Memorial Park, Wickham Point
City/Town: Caloundra
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A monument commemorates the 2773 sailors who lost their lives while transporting and escorting war materials and supplies to north Russian ports during the Second World War between 1941 and 1945.



The Arctic convoys of World War Two were oceangoing convoys which sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union - primarily Arkhangelsk (Archangel) and Murmansk, both in modern day Russia. There were 78 convoys between August 1941 and May 1945 (although there were two gaps with no sailings between July and September 1942, and March and November 1943), sailing via several seas of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.



Arctic Convoys Plaque
Arctic Convoys Plaque
Address: High & Swanbourne Streets, Monument Hill
City/Town: Fremantle
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the Arctic Convoys of World War Two and is dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice.



During World War Two, the convoys to Russia started in 1941 and went on to 1945. They were considered the most arduous of all convoys in World War Two due to enemy action and the sub zero conditions as most of the action took place north of the Arctic Circle. During the four years, 105 ships were sunk and 3000 men Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, American Marine and auxiliary services lost their lives.



Arden Vale District Honour Roll
Arden Vale District Honour Roll
Address: Railway Terrace, Town Hall
City/Town: Quorn
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Arden Vale District Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Ardlethan Honour Roll
Ardlethan Honour Roll
Address: Ariah Street, School of Arts Hall
City/Town: Ardlethan
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Ardlethan Honour Roll commemorates those who lost their lives in World War Two.

 

Ardrossan & District Honour Board
Ardrossan & District Honour Board
Address: First Street, Soldiers Memorial Hall
City/Town: Ardrossan
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour Board commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Address: Goodwood & Daws Roads, Repatriation General Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders plaque commemorates members of the 2nd Battalion of Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders who served in Malaya during World War Two.



Armadale Baptist Church Honour Roll
Armadale Baptist Church Honour Roll
Address: 88 Kooyong Road, Armadale Baptist Church
City/Town: Armadale
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Armadale Baptist Church Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Armidale Book of Remembrance
Armidale Book of Remembrance
Address: 122 Mossman Street, Armidale CAE
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A book commemorates the staff and students who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.



It was at the 1946 Easter Reunion that the first volume of the Book of Remembrance was unveiled. A replica of the College of Remembrance was dedicated 11 November 2000.



Armidale College Honour Boards
Armidale College Honour Boards
Address: 122 Mossman Street, Armidale CAE foyer
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Armidale College Honour Boards


Armidale College Memorial Gates
Armidale College Memorial Gates
Address: 122 Mossman Street, Armidale CAE
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Gates commemorate staff and students whodied in service or were killed in action in World War Two.



They were unveiled by C.B. Newling at the 1949 Easter Celebrations, held on the 15 April.



Army Staging Camp Memorial Plaque
Army Staging Camp Memorial Plaque
Address: Main & Besanko Street
City/Town: Terowie
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The plaque commemorates the Army Staging Camp and the personnel who passed through the area during World War Two. The Memorial plaque is on the gates forming the entrance to the Recreation Ground.



Arthur Phillip High School Roll of Honour
Arthur Phillip High School Roll of Honour
Address: 175 Macquarie Street, Foyer of Remembrance, Arthur Phillip High School
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two



Arthur River Honour Roll
Arthur River Honour Roll
Address: Albany Highway, Arthur River Hall
City/Town: Arthur River
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Arthur River Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Arthurton Memorial Clubhouse
Arthurton Memorial Clubhouse
Address: Kulpara-Maitland Road, Memorial Oval
City/Town: Arthurton
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Arthurton Memorial Clubhouse commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Arthurton World War Two Honour Roll
Arthurton World War Two Honour Roll
Address: Main Street, Soldiers Memorial Chambers
City/Town: Arthurton
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Ashgrove Memorial Field Gun
Ashgrove Memorial Field Gun
Address: Stewart & Waterworks Roads, Stewart Place Memorial Reserve,
City/Town: Ashgrove
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Ashgrove Memorial Field Gun commemorates fallen Australian servicemen and women who served in World War Two.



The Ordnance QF 25 pounder, or more simply, 25-pounder or 25-pdr, was introduced into service just before World War Two, during which it served as the major Commonwealth forces field gun/howitzer. It was considered by many to be the best field artillery piece of the war, combining high rates of fire with a reasonably lethal shell in a highly mobile piece.



 



Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten
Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten
Address: 28 Wessex Lane
City/Town: Ashgrove
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Ashgrove War Memorial Kindergarten and playground was built originally in memory of soldiers of the district who died in World War Two. The building was erected by voluntary labour, including fathers of the children, committee members and interested members of the public.



A voluntary Ashgrove committee which dramatically shed itself of Communist infiltration two years ago, began building a £2000 brick and timber childcare centre at the weekend. Voluntary workers turned up at an allotment near Kandanga Street with all kinds of tools. They are members of the Ashgrove War Memorial Playground and Child Care Centre and hope to finish the modern two-storied building before the end of the year. Vice-president, Mrs K J. Morris said last night that up to two years ago Communists managed to join the committee and it received very little support. Despite Communist opposition, the committee disbanded and reformed at another meeting which formed a constitution excluding Communists from membership. The plaque for the kindergarten was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland on the 16th September 1950.

The Courier-Mail, 14th August & 16th September 1950.



Assembly Hall Honour Roll
Assembly Hall Honour Roll
Address: 156 Collins Street, Old Presbyterian Assembly Hall
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates four chaplains who died in World War Two



Atherton War Cemetery
Atherton War Cemetery
Address: Kennedy Highway & Rockley Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Atherton
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial Cross commemorates soldiers who died in World War Two.



During the last three years of World War Two, the Atherton Tablelands served as a major base and training area for soldiers involved in action in New Guinea and Bougainville. Many of the soldiers buried in the cemetery died in the local military hospitals from war related wounds, illness or accidents. There are 151 soldiers and 12 airmen of the Australian Forces, plus one member of the Young Men’s Christian Association buried within the war cemetery.



In 1948, the Imperial War Graves Commission, Melbourne forwarded an agreement between the Shire and the commission giving the commission the right to establish a war cemetery in the Atherton cemetery and maintain it in perpetuity.

Cairns Post, 25th September 1948.



Auburn Congregation Honour Roll
Auburn Congregation Honour Roll
Address: Oxley Road & Hepburn Street, Auburn Uniting Church
City/Town: Hawthorn
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the Auburn Congregation who died in World War Two.



As the number of members of the Congregation who served in World War Two was presumably so much greater than the number for World War One, the Trustees appear to have decided to list only those who died or were killed. 



The honour roll was dedicated on Remebrance Sunday, 7 November 1954



 



 



Australia Army Water Transport
Australia Army Water Transport
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the service personnel who served in the Australian Army Water Transport during World War Two.



Australia Comforts Fund Hut Site
Australia Comforts Fund Hut Site
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Terowie
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque unveiled at the site of the Australian Comforts Fund Hut commemorates the efforts of Terowie residents during World War Two.



Australia Remembers
Australia Remembers
Address: King Street
City/Town: Clifton
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and honours those who served in that conflict.



Australia Remembers
Australia Remembers
Address: 1 Old Homebush Road, Gowrie State School
City/Town: Gowrie Junction
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War Two is a memorial to those who paid the supreme sacrifice during that conflict.



Australia Remembers
Australia Remembers
Address: Dewrang Avenue & Dardurr Street, Butement Square
City/Town: Woomera
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An Australia Remembers monument commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers - Railway Workers
Australia Remembers -  Railway Workers
Address: Stuart Highway, Opposite Adelaide River Railway Station
City/Town: Adelaide River
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque honours railway workers who worked under strict military conditions, carrying out work while under threat of enemy fire during the Second World War.



Australia Remembers - Marlin Coast Memorial
Australia Remembers - Marlin Coast Memorial
Address: Vasey Esplanade, Coastwatcher Park
City/Town: Trinity Beach
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial carries fifty-six inscriptions with compass headings and distance describing World War Two activities which were pertinent to the Marlin Coast. The plaque was moved from Coastwatcher Park in April 2005 to the Trinity Beach foreshore.



Australia Remembers -Newcastle City Hall
Australia Remembers -Newcastle City Hall
Address: King Street, Newcastle City Hall
City/Town: Newcastle
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque details the role of Newcastle City Hall during World War Two.



Australia Remembers -Service Personnel
Australia Remembers -Service Personnel
Address: 188 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley RSL
City/Town: Lenah Valley
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque, which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, commemorates all servicemen and women who served during that conflict.



Australia Remembers 1945 -1995
Australia Remembers 1945 -1995
Address: University Drive , Forgan Smith Building
City/Town: St Lucia
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who fell in the service of the country during World War Two and those who served on the site at the between 1941 and 1945. A nearby plaque also details that General Sir Thomas Blamey used the building as his headquarters from the 1st August 1942 to 31st December 1944.



Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Lyell Highway
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers memorial wall commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two gives details of the soldier settlers who settled in the Ouse area after World War Two .



Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Coolidge Crescent, Lakewood City Reserve Soccer Field
City/Town: Bonnet Bay
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Tree planting ceremony and plaque commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War 11. 


Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Illawarra Highway & Tongarra Road, L R Mood Park
City/Town: Albion Park
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates 50 years since the end of World War 2.


Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Trundle - Tullamore Road, Trundle War Memorial School of Arts
City/Town: Trundle
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Australia Remembers 1945-1995


Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Brantome Street
City/Town: Gisborne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected in 1995 to mark the 50th Anniversary since the Second World War ended.


Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
Address: Aldersey Street, Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital
City/Town: McLaren Vale
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A bed in the hospital commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two.



Australia Remembers 1945-1995 Plaque
Australia Remembers 1945-1995 Plaque
Address: 310 Highett Road, Highett Library
City/Town: Highett
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected by Highett RSL dedicated to the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in World War 11. 


Australia Remembers Commemorative Park
Australia Remembers Commemorative Park
Address: Federation Street
City/Town: Patchewollock
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A park which contains and honour roll and a plaque commemorates those who served in World War Two.

Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: Burra-Eudunda Road, Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Eudunda
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: Irvine Street & Doon Terrace, Soldiers Memorial Park
City/Town: Jamestown
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers Memorial commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: ANZAC Drive , War Memorial Park
City/Town: Kingscote
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers Memorial was erected in the year of the 50th anniversary and commemorates those who served and those who died in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: Schwarz Crescent, RSL Club
City/Town: Alice Springs
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Memorial commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: Prince Street, Memorial Park
City/Town: Grafton
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers Memorial is an arch which is supported by four pillars



Australia Remembers Memorial
Australia Remembers Memorial
Address: Fitzroy & South Streets, McHattan Park
City/Town: Walcha
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Memorial commemorates those who served and those who died from Walcha and the contributions of Walcha citizens during World War Two.



Australia Remembers Memorial Garden
Australia Remembers Memorial Garden
Address: Eskbank & Mort Streets, Lithgow Public School
City/Town: Lithgow
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Garden commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two.


Australia Remembers Memorial Grove
Australia Remembers Memorial Grove
Address: Anzac Avenue, ANZAC Park
City/Town: Cammeray
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The turpentine trees behind the North Sydney Tramways Memorial were planted in 1995 as part of the Australia Remembers commemorations for the servicemen and servicewomen who served in World War Two.



For this occasion North Sydney Council redesigned the Park and planted the trees in the formation of a battalion. Turpentine trees were chosen because of their upright appearance and the strength and durability of their timber. The one olive tree in front of the turpentine grove is a symbol of peace.



Australia Remembers Park
Australia Remembers Park
Address: Gordon Lane & Darling Street
City/Town: Allora
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A commemorative space developed during the 'Australia Remembers' commemorations of 1995, the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.



Australia Remembers Peace Rose
Australia Remembers Peace Rose
Address: Great Western Highway & Woodlands Road, Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Katoomba
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Australia Remembers Peace Rose


Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Poynton Street
City/Town: Ceduna
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque unveiled on Anzac Day 1995 commemorates 50 years since the end of World War Two and honours those who served in that conflict.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Oxford Terrace , Riverton High School
City/Town: Riverton
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Wharf Road, The Foreshore
City/Town: Newcastle
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque honours those who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Ovens HIghway & Clyde Street
City/Town: Myrtleford
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Mackay - Eungella Road, King George V Memorial
City/Town: Mirani
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers plaque is attached to the King George V memorial and commemorates those who died or were killed during World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Leighton Place, Western Foreshore, City of Mandurah War Memorial
City/Town: Halls Head
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Plaque honours men and women of Australia served  in World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Town Hall
City/Town: Ivanhoe
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the men and women who served in World War Two


Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: 74-104 North Road, Kamersburgh Gardens ANZAC Hostel
City/Town: Brighton
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.


Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum
City/Town: East Point
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates Australian servicemen and women who paid the supreme sacrifice during World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Capricorn Highway, Bluff War Memorial
City/Town: Bluff
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.



Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: 167-185 Banna Avenue, Griffith War Memorial Museum
City/Town: Griffith
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice during World War Two.

Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Godley Place , Stanhope Community Hall
City/Town: Stanhope
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and the memory of those who served.

Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: Clewley Street, Croll Memorial Precinct
City/Town: Corinda
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates servicemen and women who served Australia during World War Two.

Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: 42 Oxlade Street, RSL Memorial Forecourt
City/Town: New Farm
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates all women who served in World War Two.

Australia Remembers Plaque
Australia Remembers Plaque
Address: 76a Reid Street, Wangaratta RSL
City/Town: Wangaratta
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
An Australia Remembers Plaque, set inside a mosaic feature, commemorates those who served in World War Two.

Australia Remembers Tri-Service Memorial and Wall of Remembrance
Australia Remembers Tri-Service Memorial and Wall of Remembrance
Address: 2972 Main Road, South Arm RSL Club
City/Town: South Arm
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Tri-Service Memorial and Wall of Remembrance commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Australia Remembers World War Two
Australia Remembers World War Two
Address: Galston Road, Galston Recreation Reserve
City/Town: Galston
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and honours all the men nd women who served in this conflict.


Australia Remembers World War Two
Australia Remembers World War Two
Address: Riverina Highway, Lowesdale Public School
City/Town: Lowesdale
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers World War Two


Australia Remembers World War Two Memorial
Australia Remembers World War Two Memorial
Address: Lincoln Highway, HMAS Whyalla Museum
City/Town: Whyalla
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australia Remembers World War Two Memorial commemorates Whyalla's contribution to the war effort through its shipyards, munitions , factory and pig iron production. It also commemorates men and women from Whyalla who enlisted in World War Two of which 29 lost their lives.



Australia Remembers World War Two Tree
Australia Remembers World War Two Tree
Address: Main North Road, near school crossing
City/Town: Watervale
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree planted by schoolchildren of the district commemorates the sacrifices of service personnel and those at home during World War Two.



Australia Remembers- Rest Area
Australia Remembers- Rest Area
Address: Mill Place
City/Town: Clare
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australia Remembers Memorial is a rest area comprising seats, tables, pergola and public toilets. A bronze plaque is set amongst the pavers and commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two.  The area was remodelled in 2005.



Australia Remembers-Home Front Contribution
Australia Remembers-Home Front Contribution
Address: Baylis Street, Victory Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Wagga Wagga
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Dedicated to the members of the Civil Construction Corps, Land Army, Protective Services, Volunteer Aid Detachment, and the Volunteer Defence Corps who, by their contribution on the home front contributed to ultimate victory in World War Two.


Australian - American Memorial Windows
Australian - American Memorial Windows
Address: 373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Two stained glass windows commemorate the friendship and co-operation between Australia and the United States of America during World War Two.



Australian American Memorial
Australian American Memorial
Address: Russell Drive, Sir Thomas Blamey Square
City/Town: Russell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australian-American Memorial is an important symbol of Australian gratitude to United States of America service personnel for their contribution to the defence of Australia during World War Two. It is also a symbol of the close ties which were established during the War.



After an appeal for finances by then Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies, the Australian people subscribed more than the eventual cost of 100,000 pounds, then a vast sum of money for such a public memorial, indicating the gratitude of the nation. (Additional memorials were constructed in Brisbane and Adelaide using the surplus funds.)



Work commenced in December 1952 and took just over a year. Then Vice President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon, visited the site in the early stages of construction. The memorial is a hollow, octagonal, tapered column with a steel framework sheeted with aluminium panels that were sandblasted to give the appearance of stone.



Two murals feature at the base, one relating the story of American combat in the Pacific and the other a profile map of the United States in copper. The column is surrounded by a water-filled moat about 3m wide. Under the dedication is a bronze wreath where floral wreaths are often laid on official commemorations. The column is topped with a bronze sphere surmounted by a stylised figure of the American Eagle.



The Queen, today unveiled the Australian National Memorial to the United States of America. She said the memorial would stand as a permanent testimony to the thankfulness of the Australian people for America's friendship and support in the war. The Queen also visited the nearby Australian War Memorial. About 500 members of the Australian American Association were flown into Canberra from all over the Commonwealth for the unveiling.  The octagonal tapering column topped by an Aluminium American eagle with it swings outstretched was built by the Australian American Association through contributions by the public and the Commonwealth Government as a tribute of thanks for American help during World War II.

The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW), 16th February 1954
.



Australian Army Field Regiments Plaque
Australian Army Field Regiments Plaque
Address: Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum
City/Town: East Point
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in  the 1st, 5th, 11th, 2/11th and 2/14th Field Regiments in the Darwin between 1941 and 1944.



Australian Army Medical Corps and Brigadier Fairley Memorial
Australian Army Medical Corps and Brigadier Fairley Memorial
Address: 381 Sheridan Street
City/Town: Cairns
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australian Army Medical Corps and Brigadier Fairley Memorial honours the work of the Medical Corps and Brigadier Fairley during World War Two.



In 1942 the New Guinea campaign necessitated extensive research on malaria control and Brigadier Fairley, Director of Medicine for the Australian Military Forces co-opted the people needed for a large-scale study. The research teams tested drugs on 800 army volunteers, developed a repellent, an aerial swamp spraying method and discovered fish predators of the mosquito larvae. Up until 1943 in some campaigns three times as many men contracted malaria as were killed or wounded.



Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Address: Ann Street, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A bench commemorates those who served in the Australian Army Nursing Service in World War Two.



Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Address: Ann Street, Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Plaque commemorates those who served in the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War Two.



Australian Army Nursing Sisters Memorial
Australian Army Nursing Sisters Memorial
Address: York Street, War Memorial Park
City/Town: Augusta
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates nursing sisters who died as a result of enemy action.



Fifty-three Australian Nurses lost their lives during World War Two. Twenty-one were shot by the Japanese in the Banka Island massacre in 1942, twelve drowned when the "SS Vyner Brook" sank, eight died in Prisoner-of-War camps, eleven drowned when the `Centaur` was torpedoed off the Queensland coast and one died when the hospital ship "Manunda` was bombed by the Japanese in Darwin harbour in February 1942.



Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the Australian Army Ordnance Corps who served in the Darwin area during World War Two.



Australian Army Water Transport
Australian Army Water Transport
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the Australian Army Water Transport units during World War Two.



 



Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE
Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE
Address: Lower Fort & Argyle Streets, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE Plaque commemorates those who served in the water transport groups during World War Two.



Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE
Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE
Address: Moorebank Avenue, Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering, Steele Barracks
City/Town: Moorebank
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australian Army Water Transport Small Ships & Landing Craft RAE Plaque.


The small ships and landing craft of the water transport groups provided essential support for troops in combat. They ferried troops to areas that the larger Navy ships could not reach, evacuated wounded, delivered food and ammunition and took part in amphibious landings.


Water transport units initially operated in Malaya, the Middle East and later supported

Australian operations from 1942 to 1946 in Papua, New Guinea, Bougainville, New Britain and Borneo


Australian British and Allied Merchant Navy
Australian British and Allied Merchant Navy
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the merchant seaman who bought supplies to Darwin during World War Two.



Australian Civilian Volunteers Memorial
Australian Civilian Volunteers Memorial
Address: Cedric Street & Telford Crescent, Stirling Civic Gardens
City/Town: Stirling
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

National memorial to honour Australian citizens in Malaya and Singapore, who volunteered to fight in World War Two.



A plaque to commemorate soldiers who served in defence of these countries, as well as Java and Borneo, was unveiled at the City’s Civic Gardens in 2012 to mark the 70th anniversary of their fall to Japanese forces. The temporary replica plaque will be replaced by a cast bronze memorial.

 



Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Honour Roll
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Honour Roll
Address: Mirrool & East Avenues, Yenda Diggers Club
City/Town: Yenda
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.

Australian Corps of Signals
Australian Corps of Signals
Address: Fawkner Park
City/Town: Prahran
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A fountain commemorates personnel of the Australian Corps of Signals.



Australian Hellenic Memorial
Australian Hellenic Memorial
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Kings Domain
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australian Hellenic Foundation was instrumental in the conception of and fund-raising for this memorial, which honours the Australian and Greek men and women who served in the Greek campaign, and the strong relationship forged between Australia and Greece during World War Two.


The memorial comprises 12 three-metre-high granite columns; these create a rectangular space laid with basalt pavers with polished curved lines. This area houses a cast-bronze urn and a limestone and oikos on a bluestone base.


Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur Memorial Panel
Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur Memorial Panel
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bas relief panels commemorating the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur by a Japanese submarine off Moreton Island during WWII.



Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur  was a hospital ship which was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, Australia, on 14 May 1943. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 were killed.



Australian Imperial Forces Honour Board
Australian Imperial Forces Honour Board
Address: Elder Terrace, Hawker Institute
City/Town: Hawker
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour board commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Australian Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, M and Z Special Units Plaque
Australian Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, M and Z Special Units Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who gave their lives while serving with the Australian Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, M and Z Special Units during World War Two.



Australian Medical Units
Australian Medical Units
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque dedicated to the Medical Units and personnel who served in the Rocky Creek area from 1942 to 1946. The plaque was unveiled on the 15th August 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Peace in the Pacific" from 1945 to 1995.

The units stationed in the Rocky Creek Area were:-



1st Australian Camp Hospital 

5th Australian Camp Hospital

2/2nd Australian General Hospital

2/6th Australian General Hospital

2/1st Australian Convalescent Depot

19th Field Ambulance

4th Ambulance Train

47th Australian Camp Hospital

Australian Red Cross Society

Other Individual and Associated Groups



Australian Merchant Mariners Memorial
Australian Merchant Mariners Memorial
Address: McLaren Parade , near Lighthouse, Queens Wharf 1
City/Town: Port Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Memorial Seat commemorates Australian Merchant Mariners who transported troops and supplies during World War Two. 70 merchant ships were sunk and many mariners lost their lives.



Australian Mutual Provident Society Roll of Honour
Australian Mutual Provident Society Roll of Honour
Address: 68 Davey Street, RSL State Headquarters
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Roll of Honour commemorates the 2 staff of the Australian Mutual Provident Society who made the supreme sacrifice and the other members of staff who served in World War Two.



Australian Paper Mill Honour Roll
Australian Paper Mill Honour Roll
Address: 36 Alexander Street, RSLA Club
City/Town: Burnie
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An honour roll commemorates those who served in World War Two. The roll contains 224 names.



A.P.P.M. employees, accompanied by their families, yesterday paid a tribute to ex-service colleagues and employees of the company who died on active service. Many attended the official unveiling of the honor roll at the Services Building. The roll, which has been placed on the wall in the entrance hall of the Services Building, is a beautifully figured walnut panel containing the names of 218 employees in gold lettering. ln the centre is a bronze plaque with the names of seven employees who died on service. A bronze wreath surmounts the panel.

Advocate (Burnie, Tas), 20th January 1947.



 



Australian Pioneer Battalions
Australian Pioneer Battalions
Address: King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates all who served with the 2/1,2/2, 2/3, 2/4 Australian Pioneer Battalions who were responsible for a range of tasks including the destruction of obstacles and construction of bridges to assist in the movement of troops during World War Two.



Australian Special Wireless Group
Australian Special Wireless Group
Address: Shaw Road, Shaw Estate Park
City/Town: Wavell Heights
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Monument commemorates Australian Special Wireless Group.



The Australian Special Wireless Group established their camp in Brisbane on the western side of Shaw Road. The ASWG camp itself was not at that location though. The separate Kalinga Staging Camp was on the eastern side of Shaw Road where Kalinga Park is now located. The Australian Special Wireless Group, AIF was a very secret group. One batch of recruits for ASWG was told:- "Not only do you not exist, you never will have existed. You will remain for always unknown and unacknowledged. There will be no awards, no glory. There will be no medals for this unit." The function of the ASWG was to intercept enemy wireless transmission and monitor Allied wireless transmissions. The operating site at Kalinga in Brisbane, was in a tent, surrounded by a barbed wire fence. Some other sites operated in huts and sometimes in trucks. The operators were usually not aware of the contents of the messages they were receiving or sending.



Australian Survey Corps
Australian Survey Corps
Address: The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the Australian Survey Corps during World War Two.



Australian Water Transport
Australian Water Transport
Address: The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served with the Australian Water Transport during World War Two.



Australian Women`s Army Service
Australian Women`s Army Service
Address: King William Road & Pennington Terrace, Pennington Gardens
City/Town: North Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the work of the Australian Women`s Army Service A.M.F from 1941 to 1946.



Australian Women`s Army Service & 58th Searchlight Battery R.A.A.
Australian Women`s Army Service & 58th Searchlight Battery R.A.A.
Address: Dequetteville Terrace, Rymill Park Rose Garden
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A seat commemorates the incorporation of the Women's Army Service and the 58th Searchlight Battery R.A.A.



Australian Women`s Army Service Lae Contingent
Australian Women`s Army Service Lae Contingent
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the Australian Women`s Army Service Lae Contingent 1945 - 1946.



 



Australian Women`s Army Service Northern Territory Force
Australian Women`s Army Service Northern Territory Force
Address: Allen Avenue, Emery Point Headland, Larrakeyah Barracks
City/Town: Larrakeyah
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A monument commemorates the Australian Women's Army Service Northern Territory (N.T.) Force.



Following the bombing of Darwin the Australian Women`s Army Service (AWAS) was posted to Alice Springs and later to other spots around the Territory, including Darwin. The AWAS was withdrawn from the Territory in 1946. The women were employed as clerks, typists, stenographers, signal workers, canteen, tailoresses and (for women`s services only) hairdressers.



Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Russell & George Streets, Machattie Park
City/Town: Bathurst
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Tree presented to the people of Bathurst by the Australian Women`s Land Army which worked in the district from 1942-1945.



The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. From December 1941, when Japan entered the war, the nation’s need to build up its armed forces was placed above the needs of other industries. Agricultural labour was steadily diverted to the armed services and war industry.



Recruits had to be between 18 and 50 years of age and be British subjects or immigrants from Allied nations. Women on the land who were farmers, employees or relatives of land holders were not eligible to enlist. AWLA women were generally drawn from city areas and were often unskilled in rural work. This new form of labour had to be heavily promoted to rural employees, who were initially resistant to female labour. Sceptical attitudes, however, generally changed to praise and respect.



Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: King Street & Lachlan Valley Way
City/Town: Gooloogong
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the service of the Australian Women`s Land Army in the Gooloogong District during World War Two.



Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Dequetteville Terrace, Rymill Park Rose Garden
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A park seat commemorates the former members of the Australian Women`s Land Army for service during World War Two.



 



Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Banna Avenue, Memorial Park
City/Town: Griffith
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the Australian Women`s Land Army. 



The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. From December 1941, when Japan entered the war, the nation’s need to build up its armed forces was placed above the needs of other industries. Agricultural labour was steadily diverted to the armed services and war industry.



Recruits had to be between 18 and 50 years of age and be British subjects or immigrants from Allied nations. Women on the land who were farmers, employees or relatives of land holders were not eligible to enlist. AWLA women were generally drawn from city areas and were often unskilled in rural work. This new form of labour had to be heavily promoted to rural employees, who were initially resistant to female labour. Sceptical attitudes, however, generally changed to praise and respect.



Australian Womens Army Service
Australian Womens Army Service
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in the Australian Womens Army Service (A.W.A.S) during World War Two


 


Australian Womens` Army Service
Australian Womens` Army Service
Address: Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A tree commemorates the formation of  the Australian Womens` Army Service.



Australian Women`s Army Service
Australian Women`s Army Service
Address: St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the Australian Women`s Army Service of World War Two


Australian Women`s Army Service
Australian Women`s Army Service
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque erected by the women of the 89 Australian Signals Op Section and Advanced LHQ Signals recognises the personnel from the Australian Women`s Army Service who served on the Atherton Tablelands between 1943 and 1946.



Australian Women`s Army Service 1941-1947
Australian Women`s Army Service 1941-1947
Address: Margaret & Burstow Streets, Mothers Memorial Gardens, Boer War Gates
City/Town: Toowoomba
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australian Women`s Army Service 1941-1947



Australian Women`s Army Service Plaque
Australian Women`s Army Service Plaque
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque in memory of those who served at home and abroad with the Australian Women's Army Service during World War Two.



The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was established on 13 August 1941, to release men from certain military duties for service with fighting units. The Service recruited women between the ages of 18 and 45 and they served in a variety of roles including clerks, typists, cooks and drivers. In 1945 a contingent was sent to Lae and a small group went to Holland. In June 1947, owing to the end of World War II, the AWAS was disbanded.



Australian Women`s Army Service Plaque (Paddington)
Australian Women`s Army Service Plaque (Paddington)
Address: Oxford Street, Victoria Barracks
City/Town: Paddington
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Australian Women`s Army Service Plaque


Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Bairnsdale
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial seat commemorates the Australian Women`s Land Army of World War Two.


 


 


Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Loftus Street, Jessie Street Gardens
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the members of the Australian Women`s Land Army from 1942-1945.


The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. From December 1941, when Japan entered the war, the nation’s need to build up its armed forces was placed above the needs of other industries. Agricultural labour was steadily diverted to the armed services and war industry.


Recruits had to be between 18 and 50 years of age and be British subjects or immigrants from Allied nations. Women on the land who were farmers, employees or relatives of land holders were not eligible to enlist. AWLA women were generally drawn from city areas and were often unskilled in rural work. This new form of labour had to be heavily promoted to rural employees, who were initially resistant to female labour. Sceptical attitudes, however, generally changed to praise and respect.


 


Australian Women`s Land Army
Australian Women`s Land Army
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the formation of the Womens Land Army during World War Two.

The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. From December 1941, when Japan entered the war, the nation’s need to build up its armed forces was placed above the needs of other industries. Agricultural labour was steadily diverted to the armed services and war industry.



To meet the shortfall in rural labour, State and private women’s land organisations were organised, modelled on those established in Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. A national body was formed on 27 July 1942 under the jurisdiction of the Director General of Manpower. While policy was devised by the Commonwealth Government, the organisation of the AWLA remained State-based. An extensive recruiting campaign was undertaken for new members. Most members of the existing land armies were later incorporated into the AWLA as well.



Australian Women`s Services
Australian Women`s Services
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
Plaque commemorates the formation of the Australian Women`s Services of World War Two.

Australian-American Memorial
Australian-American Memorial
Address: Newstead Avenue , Lyndon Johnson Place, Newstead Park
City/Town: Newstead
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australian-American Memorial commemorates the contribution of people of the United States of America to the defence of Australia during 1939-1945 war.



In 1951, the Australian-American Association erected the first American war memorial in Australia at Newstead Park. Newstead House was occupied by American forces during World War Two. Further plaques were added to the memorial in 1988 and 1995.



The foundation stone for the Australian American Memorial was laid in Newstead Park by Professor John Bostock, President of the Australian American Association on the 3rd May 1951 during Coral Sea week. £2000 had been allocated for the memorial. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, Sir John Lavarack on the 3rd May 1952. A former U.S. Army private, Mr Taylor D. Marsh, who was now a Sydney engineer, represented the Governor of Montana , John W. Bonner.



Townsville Daily Bulletin , 19th March 1951, The Courier-Mail, 15th April 1952

 



Australian-Hellenic Memorial
Australian-Hellenic Memorial
Address: ANZAC Parade
City/Town: Reid
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Australian-Hellenic Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in Greece and Crete during World War Two.   The marble memorial recalls the shape of an amphitheatre amidst an olive grove. The doric column symbolises the birth of civilisation.



This column is also embossed with the cross of the Greek Orthodox Church, representing a soldier`s grave. The column stands on a mosaic pavement which represents the rugged coastline and terrain of the battlefields. The damaged steel fragment reflects the futility and destruction of war.



On 6 April 1941, the 6th Australian Division joined an Allied force resisting German advancement in mainland Greece. The campaign was, from start to finish, a fighting withdrawal. Many evacuated Australians were taken to Crete where, with British, New Zealand and Greek troops, they fought an ill-fated campaign against highly trained German troops.



More than 5000 Australians were taken prisoner of war in both campaigns.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: 13-15 Station Street, Bangalow RSL
City/Town: Bangalow
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 An avenue of silky oak trees planted in 1947 commemorates those who died in World War Two. 



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Great North & Lyons Roads
City/Town: Five Dock
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Market Street & Hay Avenue
City/Town: Cobram
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A memorial avenue of twenty trees, each dedicated to a district servicemen who was killed in World War Two was officially opened by Mr McEwen MP on ANZAC Day 1949. Mr H.D.Hay, a district resident bore all expenses connected with the avenue.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Redwood Road
City/Town: Gembrook
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Gembrook Avenue of Honour, on Redwood Road, was planted in 1947 with twenty-seven Oak trees (Quercus canariensis and Robur) to commemorate the Second World War.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Walkers Road
City/Town: Lara
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War Two. 



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Cobden-Warrnambool Road
City/Town: Naringal
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Bromley Street
City/Town: Nathalia
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Avenue of Honour commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Bay Street, St Helen`s Park
City/Town: North Geelong
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Geelong North Avenue of Honour was planted with Ash trees in 1946 to commemorate soldiers who participated in the Second World War. The trees were parallel to Bay Street with about twenty trees in total. Each tree had a metal plaque with the name of the person for whom the tree was a memorial. Some of the trees have died and most of the plaques are missing.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Kalamunda Road, Stirk Park
City/Town: Kalamunda
State: WA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.



An avenue of Jacaranda trees had been planted on Guildford road approaching Kalamunda and would be dedicated at an early date in honour of district servicemen who fell in World War Two.

The West Australian (Perth), 6th May 1948.



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Bantering Bay Road, Recreation Reserve
City/Town: Coronet Bay
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Coronet Bay Avenue of Honour was planted by the community of Coronet Bay and District to honour those who served in the Second World War. It was planted in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. 



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: Main North Road, From Paxton Street south to just past Houghton Street
City/Town: Clare
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

AnAvenue of Honour was planted to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.



On Tuesday afternoon a Tree Planting Ceremony was performed in South Clare between Paxton and Horton(sic)  Streets arranged by Clare Corporation and Clare R.S.L. Twelve Celtis and 13 Caucasian Ash were planted. Those present included the Mayor and all Councillors (except Cr. G. Pink, apology) and the President of RSL, Mr. N. Gibson and Mrs. Gibson and Mr. F. Standish. All present planting trees as a Coronation Year gesture and to the Memory of the fallen of World War II.

Northern Argus (Clare), 1 July 1953.



 



Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour
Address: B Road
City/Town: Jarrahmond
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Jarrahmond Avenue of Honour is located in East Gippsland, five kilometres west of Orbost.



It is an avenue of eighteen oak trees (Quercus robur) dedicated to those who attended the Jarrahmond School and later went on to serve in the forces during the Second World War. The trees are on one side of the road and leads to an old school site. At the end of the vista is a stand of massive mahongany gums (Eucalyptus botroides).



Avenue of Remembrance
Avenue of Remembrance
Address: Princes Highway
City/Town: Narooma
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Avoca Honour Roll
Avoca Honour Roll
Address: 157 High Street, Avoca RSL Memorial Hall
City/Town: Avoca
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

An honour roll commemorats thopse who served in World War Two



Avoca State School Honour Roll
Avoca State School Honour Roll
Address: 118 Barnett Street, Avoca Primary School
City/Town: Avoca
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
An honour roll commemorates those who served in World War Two

Avon Plains State School Honour Roll
Avon Plains State School Honour Roll
Address: McMahon & Raglan Streets, Liberty Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
An honour roll commemorates those who served in World War Two

Avro Anson Air Crash
Avro Anson Air Crash
Address: Victoria and Frederick Streets, Biggenden War Memorial
City/Town: Biggenden
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque on war memorial commemorates those who lost their lives when an Avro Anson crashed near Biggenden on a return flight from operations in the Pacific during World War Two. The tribute plaque erected by Ray Cook and Walter White was added to the memorial on Anzac Day 1993 and commemorates Pilot Sergeant Hodges and flight crew Sergeants Kilpatrick and Clark who died in the crash.



Avro Anson AW 849
Avro Anson AW 849
Address: Railway Terrace East
City/Town: Tantanoola
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A monument commemorates the crew of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson AW 849 which crashed after from returning from a mission searching for an enemy submarine in October 1942.

Avro Anson AW678 Plaque
Avro Anson AW678 Plaque
Address: Princes Highway
City/Town: Reedy Creek
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the airmen who were killed when an Avro Anson crashed near Reedy Creek during a World War Two training mission. 


On August 11, 1942 at 1430hrs, Avro Anson AW678 of 2 Air Observer School based in Mt Gambier, was on a routine training mission in the Reedy Creek area when it crashed due to reasons unknown.


The aircraft was totally wrecked and immediately caught fire. The five airmen on board the aircraft were killed in the tragedy, which was the third to occur involving an aircraft from 2AOS.


Axedale & District Roll of Honour
Axedale & District Roll of Honour
Address: High Street, Axedale Public Hall
City/Town: Axedale
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



B Company 29/22 Infantry Battalion Honour Roll
B Company 29/22 Infantry Battalion Honour Roll
Address: South Gippsland Highway, Coal Creek Historical Village, ANZAC Room
City/Town: Korumburra
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in B Company, 29/22 Infantry Battalion during World War Two



B-17 Flying Fortress "Hoomalimali"
B-17 Flying Fortress "Hoomalimali"
Address: Vicary Road, Mareeba Airfield
City/Town: Mareeba
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Hoomalmali" which crashed at Mareeba airfield in 1942.



In the early hours of the 14th of September 1942 a series of tragic events occurred along the Mareeba Airstrip of the Far North Queensland’s Australian airfield. USAAF, B-17 Flying Fortress 41-24391 nicknamed "Hoomalimali" with a crew of 9 US Servicemen was preparing to take off. The B-17 was one of many B-17’s based at Mareeba at the time attached to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 63rd Bombardment Squadron that were carrying out a bombing mission on targets near Rabaul.



As the B-17 Flying Fortress "Hoomalimali" was taking off with a heavy bomb load, as well as being overloaded it crashed at the end of the airstrip into large trees and exploded on impact. All on board perished in the tragic crash.



B-24 Liberator Long Range Heavy Bombers
B-24 Liberator Long Range Heavy Bombers
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in B-24 Liberator Long Range Heavy Bombers during World War Two.



 



B-24 Liberator Squadrons
B-24 Liberator Squadrons
Address: Victoria Drive, Torrens Parade Ground
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those from the U.S.A.A.F & R.A.A.F who served in the B-24 Liberator Squadrons during World War Two.



Note: Plaque has been relocated from the RAAF Memorial Reserve which was located at Adelaide Airport. 



B24 Liberator Squadrons
B24 Liberator Squadrons
Address: 557 Stuart Highway, Darwin International Airport
City/Town: Winnellie
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates those who served in the B24 Liberator Squadrons in the South West Pacific area during World War two. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.



The B-24 Libertor was a heavy bomber in service in the air force of Australia during World War 1I and subsequent years. The B-24 was the main component of heavy bomber support in the Pacific theatre following a decision to remove B-17s from the theatre due to their shorter ranges and for logistic simplicity



Baan Baa Honour Roll
Baan Baa Honour Roll
Address: Baranbah Street, Baan Baa Hall
City/Town: Baan Baa
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
The Baan Baa Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.

Baan Baa Memorial Clock
Baan Baa Memorial Clock
Address: Baranbah Street, Baan Baa Hall
City/Town: Baan Baa
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Clock mounted above wooden plaque which contains the names of Phil Latham, Keith Pritchard and John Snell who were killed in World War Two. 



Note:- As of August 2014, the clock has been removed from the plaque.



Bacchus Marsh & Melton Memorial Hospital
Bacchus Marsh & Melton Memorial Hospital
Address: 35 Grant Street, Hospital
City/Town: Bacchus Marsh
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bacchus Marsh and Melton Memorial Hospital was erected in 1954 in memory of those who served and died in World War Two.



Bacchus Marsh High School Honour Roll
Bacchus Marsh High School Honour Roll
Address: Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh College
City/Town: Bacchus Marsh
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Bacchus Marsh Primary School Memorial Clock
Bacchus Marsh Primary School Memorial Clock
Address: 54 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh Primary School
City/Town: Bacchus Marsh
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bacchus Marsh Primary School Memorial Clock is dedicated to those who served in World War Two.



Back Creek State School Honour Roll
Back Creek State School Honour Roll
Address: 29 High Street, Atheneum Building
City/Town: Yackandandah
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two


Baddaginnie District Honour Roll
Baddaginnie District Honour Roll
Address: Palmerston Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Baddaginnie
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2
A wooden honour roll conmmemorates those who served in World War Two.

Bagdad, Sebastopol & Mimosa Honour Roll
Bagdad, Sebastopol & Mimosa Honour Roll
Address: 29 Junee Road, Temora Rural Museum
City/Town: Temora
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those from Bagdad, Sebastopol and Mimosa who served in World War Two. 


Monument characteristics :


Wooden honour roll with gold lettering


Baimbridge College Honour Roll
Baimbridge College Honour Roll
Address: 85 Stephen Street, Baimbridge College
City/Town: Hamilton
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Baimbridge College Honour Roll 


Bakers Creek/Dundala Districts Honour Board
Bakers Creek/Dundala Districts Honour Board
Address: 2 Ivers Street, Community Hall
City/Town: Bakers Creek
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Bakers Creek/Dundala Districts Honour Board lists those who served in World War Two.



Ballan Hospital Honour Roll
Ballan Hospital Honour Roll
Address: 33 Cowie Street, Ballan Hospital
City/Town: Ballan
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Ballapur State School Honour Roll
Ballapur State School Honour Roll
Address: 22 Cumming Avenue, Birchip Shire Hall
City/Town: Birchip
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Ballarat Base Hospital Honour Roll
Ballarat Base Hospital Honour Roll
Address: Drummond Street North, Ballarat Base Hospital
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Balnarring & District Roll of Honour
Balnarring & District Roll of Honour
Address: 3041 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring Hall
City/Town: Balnarring
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Monument characteristics :



A polished wooden board with 92 names in gold lettering listed on four panels. There is a separate section at the end of the roll listing the names of six women who were members of the women’s services.



Bamaga Memorial Cross
Bamaga Memorial Cross
Address: Adidi Street
City/Town: Bamaga
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial cross and rifle commemorate those who served in World War Two.



Bangalow Roll of Honour
Bangalow Roll of Honour
Address: 13-15 Station Street, RSL Memorial Hall
City/Town: Bangalow
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two



Bangholme Honour Roll
Bangholme Honour Roll
Address: 4 Thames Promenade, Chelsea RSL
City/Town: Chelsea
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Banka Island Plaque
Banka Island Plaque
Address: Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Plaque commemorates the nurses who were murdered in the massacre at Banka Island in February 1942 during World War Two. 



The Vyner Brook was attacked on the 14th of February in the Bangka Strait and sank within half an hour. While all the nurses survived the bombing, many drowned or were killed by the returning Japanese planes which raked those survivors struggling in the water with deadly machine-gun fire. The 53 remaining nurses staggered ashore in various stages of exhaustion, having spent anywhere from eight to 65 hours in the water.



One group of survivors was washed ashore on Bangka Island. It was a motley group, comprising nurses, soldiers and civilian men and women. Finding themselves in a desperate situation, they surrendered to Japanese soldiers on the 16th of February. The men in the group were immediately led to a beach behind a bluff. The Japanese soldiers returned alone, cleaning their rifles and bayonets in front of the horrified women. The nurses were then ordered to walk into the sea, where they were machine-gunned. Only one nurse survived, Sister Vivian Bullwinkel. Although wounded, she feigned death until she felt certain the Japanese had left the beach.



Banka Island Roll of Honour
Banka Island Roll of Honour
Address: Waveney Street, Chapel of Cosgrove Park Aged Care
City/Town: South Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour roll commemorates the nurses who were murdered in the massacre at Banka Island in February 1942 during World War Two.  It lists 21 names.



The Vyner Brook was attacked on the 14th of February in the Bangka Strait and sank within half an hour. While all the nurses survived the bombing, many drowned or were killed by the returning Japanese planes which raked those survivors struggling in the water with deadly machine-gun fire. The 53 remaining nurses staggered ashore in various stages of exhaustion, having spent anywhere from eight to 65 hours in the water.



One group of survivors was washed ashore on Bangka Island. It was a motley group, comprising nurses, soldiers and civilian men and women. Finding themselves in a desperate situation, they surrendered to Japanese soldiers on the 16th of February. The men in the group were immediately led to a beach behind a bluff. The Japanese soldiers returned alone, cleaning their rifles and bayonets in front of the horrified women. The nurses were then ordered to walk into the sea, where they were machine-gunned. Only one nurse survived, Sister Vivian Bullwinkel. Although wounded, she feigned death until she felt certain the Japanese had left the beach.



Banyo Roll of Honour
Banyo Roll of Honour
Address: 284 St Vincents Road, Library
City/Town: Banyo
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Baptist Church Honour Roll
Baptist Church Honour Roll
Address: Baptist Church
City/Town: Warracknabeal
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Baptist Church War Memorial Gates
Baptist Church War Memorial Gates
Address: 184-188 Brisbane Street, Baptist Church
City/Town: Ipswich
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A gateway at the former Baptist Church comprising a gable roof supported on barley-twist columns was opened by the church in 1954 to honour those from the church who fought, suffered and died during World War Two, and to provide an entrance to memorial grounds established next to the church on Brisbane Street.



In 2004 the congregation established itself elsewhere and the church was sold to eventually be transformed into a performance venue by the Ipswich City Council in 2012. The former church and gates are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.



 



 



Baralaba & District Honour Board
Baralaba & District Honour Board
Address: Stopford Street, RSLA Memorial Hall
City/Town: Baralaba
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Baralaba and District Honour Board honours those who served in World War Two.



The Honour Board was unveiled at the Baralaba Show dance in May 1941.

The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton), 29th May 1941



Barcaldine Memorial Gates
Barcaldine Memorial Gates
Address: Ash Street, Outside Shire Council Chambers
City/Town: Barcaldine
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Barcaldine Memorial Gates were erected in memory of the fallen of World War Two.



In May 1954, the War Memorial Committee accepted a tender of approximately £1000 for the erection of memorial gates to the fallen of the 1939 - 1945 war. At that time donations totalled £350 but the committee planned to raise the balnce with futher donations expected once the work had commenced.

The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton), 20th May 1954.



 



Barellan District Roll of Honour
Barellan District Roll of Honour
Address: Bendee Street , Barellan and District War Memorial Club
City/Town: Barellan
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Barellan District Roll of Honour commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Bargara State School Roll of Honour
Bargara State School Roll of Honour
Address: 591 Bargara Road
City/Town: Bargara
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Bargara State School Roll of Honour honours 66 service personnel who served in the Second World War.



No further information known as at July 2013



Barham Cenotaph
Barham Cenotaph
Address: Murray & Noorong Streets
City/Town: Barham
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two



Barker`s Creek School District Honour Roll
Barker`s Creek School District Honour Roll
Address: Mostyn Street, RSL Hall
City/Town: Castlemaine
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Barker`s Vale District War Memorial
Barker`s Vale District War Memorial
Address: 4501 Kyogle Road, Barkers Vale Public School
City/Town: Wadeville
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Barker`s Vale District War Memorial


Barkly Highway Memorial
Barkly Highway Memorial
Address: Barkly Highway
City/Town: Camooweal
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Lists the names of the servicemen who made a long stretch of the highway during World War Two.



Barkly Tableland Shire Council Roll of Honour
Barkly Tableland Shire Council Roll of Honour
Address: Barkly Highway , Camooweal Community Hall
City/Town: Camooweal
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Barkly Tableland Shire Council Roll of Honour honours those who served in World War Two.



No further information known as at July 2013



Barnawartha Public School Memorial Gates
Barnawartha Public School Memorial Gates
Address: Howlong Road & Stanley Street, Barnawartha Primary School
City/Town: Barnawartha
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Barnes Bay State School Honour Roll
Barnes Bay State School Honour Roll
Address: Barnes Bay CWA Hall, Bruny Island
City/Town: Barnes Bay
State: TAS
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who were killed in World War One.  It lists 5 names.


Barongarook Honour Roll
Barongarook Honour Roll
Address: 280 Barongarook Road, Barongarook Hall
City/Town: Barongarook
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

 Barongarook Honour Roll honours those who served in World War Two.



Barongarook West Honour Roll
Barongarook West Honour Roll
Address: 280 Barongarook Road, Barongarook Hall
City/Town: Barongarook
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Barongarook West Honour Roll honours those who served in World War Two.



Barraba Men of the 8th Division Memorial
Barraba Men of the 8th Division Memorial
Address: Queen & Maude Streets
City/Town: Barraba
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the 40 Barraba men of the 8th Division killed or taken prisoner during World War Two.



Barraba had the unique and tragic distinction of having the highest rate per population of Australian Prisoners of War in any theatre of war during World War Two



Bass District Honour Roll
Bass District Honour Roll
Address: Hade Avenue, Bass Hall
City/Town: Bass
State: VIC
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates those who served in World War Two.



Bathampton State School Honour Board
Bathampton State School Honour Board
Address: Daintree & Capricorn Streets, All Saints Church
City/Town: Clermont
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Honour board commemorates those from Bathampton who served in World War Two.



No further information known as at July 2013



Bathurst Army Camp Memorial Wall
Bathurst Army Camp Memorial Wall
Address: 624 Limekilns Road, Rossmore Park
City/Town: Forest Grove
State: NSW
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The wall of concerte bricks carries a number of unit plaques. The Property was an Army camp from 1940 until the end of World War II.





 



Bathurst Class Corvette Sailors
Bathurst Class Corvette Sailors
Address: Lincoln Highway, HMAS Whyalla Maritime Museum
City/Town: Whyalla
State: SA
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

A plaque commemorates sailors who served on the 56 Bathurst Class Corvettes during World War Two.



The Bathurst class corvettes were a class of general purpose vessels produced in Australia during World War Two. Originally classified as minesweepers, but widely referred to as corvettes, the Bathurst class vessels fulfilled a broad anti-submarine, anti-mine, and convoy escort role.



The 56 corvettes commissioned as Australian vessels travelled a combined total of 6,700,000 nautical miles (12,400,000 km; 7,700,000 mi) during their service with the RAN. A total of 83 personnel were killed in service across the entire service life of the class.



Battle for Australia
Battle for Australia
Address: Pacific Boulevarde, Esplanade Park
City/Town: Buddina
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Memorial commemorates those who fought the Battle for Australia between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945.



The Battle for Australia is a contested historiographical term used to claim a link between a series of battles near Australia during the Pacific War of the Second World War.



The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and Battle for Australia Commemoration National Council campaigned for over a decade for official commemoration of a series of battles fought in 1942, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, Battle of Milne Bay and Kokoda Track Campaign, as having formed a 'battle for Australia'. This campaign was successful, and in 2008 the Australian Government proclaimed that commemorations for the Battle for Australia would be held annually on the first Wednesday in September, with the day being designated 'Battle for Australia Day'.



Peter Stanley the former principal historian at the Australian War Memoria argues that the concept of a 'Battle for Australia' is mistaken as these actions did not form a single campaign aimed against Australia. Stanley has also stated that no historian he knows believes that there was a 'Battle for Australia.



 



Battle for Australia Memorial
Battle for Australia Memorial
Address: George & Alice Streets, Queens Place
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

Commemorates the service of Australian men and women, along with their allies, who fought the Battle of Australia. The memorial commemorates those who served between 1942 and 1945.



The Battle for Australia is a contested historiographical term used to claim a link between a series of battles near Australia during the Pacific War of the Second World War.



The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and Battle for Australia Commemoration National Council campaigned for over a decade for official commemoration of a series of battles fought in 1942, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, Battle of Milne Bay and Kokoda Track Campaign, as having formed a 'battle for Australia'.This campaign was successful, and in 2008 the Australian Government proclaimed that commemorations for the Battle for Australia would be held annually on the first Wednesday in September, with the day being designated 'Battle for Australia Day'. This day recognises "the service and sacrifice of all those who served in defence of Australia in 1942 and 1943"



Peter Stanley , the former principal historian at the Australian War Memorial argues that the concept of a 'Battle for Australia' is mistaken as these actions did not form a single campaign aimed against Australia. Stanley has also stated that no historian he knows believes that there was a 'Battle for Australia.'



Battle of Australia Memorial
Battle of Australia Memorial
Address: Rum Jungle & Batchelor Roads
City/Town: Batchelor
State: NT
Theme: Conflict
Sub-Theme: WW2

The Battle of Australia Memorial commemorates the men and women who served in the defence of Timor and Northern Australi during World War Two.



The Battle for Australia was a struggle never before envisaged in this country but yet much of it still remains unknown. It was a struggle that stretched our national resources to the limit; which saw the