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Honour roll commemorates the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Polish Independent Carpathian Brigade in 1940 during World War Two, and the servicemen who migrated to Tasmanian in 1947 and 1948.

Polish Independent Carpathian Brigade was a Polish military unit formed in 1940 in French Syria composed of the Polish soldiers exiled after the Invasion of Poland in 1939 as part of the Polish Army in France. It was commanded by General Stanisław Kopański.

The division fought with distinction in the North African theatre of World War II, notably during the Siege of Tobruk. In 1942 it formed the backbone of the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division.


Address:Elizabeth Street & Augusta Road, Polish Club, New Town, 7008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.867554
Long: 147.311422
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

Sam. Brygada Strzel. Karp.  Independent Carpathian B-de 2-4-40

30-Starocznic Powstania - 30th Anniversary of its formation. 2-4-70

Przybyli Na Tasmanie 1947/48 - Arrival in Tasmania

I Koledzy Z  3 D.S.K.

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Source: MA
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