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24-October-2014
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The plaque commemorates the men of the 2nd / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion who after active service in the Middle East trained on the Atherton Tablelands during World War Two.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park , Rocky Creek , 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th August, 2007
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the men of
          the

2 / 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
"Facta Probant"
( Deeds Prove )

9th Division Australian Imperial Force
        And
to commemorate that after active service in the Middle East
the Battalion trained on the Atherton Tablelands
at Kairi from April to July 1943 and at Ravenshoe from March 1944 to April 1945
prior to active service in New Guinea ​     prior to active service in Borneo
Middle East   Libya   Defence of Tobruk 1941   Egypt
El Alamein
Pacific New Guinea  Lae  Finschhafen  Sio 1943 -44
Borneo  Brunei  1945
Unveiled 12 August 2007

 

Source: RCMP, MA
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