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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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Plaque dedicated to 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
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 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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