8th Division A.I.FPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church , Millers Point, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.858434|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1940|
|Actual Event End Date:||1945|
8th DIVISION A.I.F
MALAYA - SINGAPORE
South East & Far East Asia
1940 - 1945