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6th Division A.I.F : March 2014
6th Division A.I.F : March 2014
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
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.

Location

Address:Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church, Millers Point , 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
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

Dedication

Front Inscription

                   6TH
     AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
                 2nd A.I.F

              1939 -1945
NORTH AFRICA        CEYLON
GREECE                    PAPUA-
SYRIA                        NEW GUINEA

 

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
          LEST WE FORGET                   

 

 

Source: MA
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