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23-November-2014
23-November-2014

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A plaque commemorates five members of the Royal Artillery who refused to surrender and were killed in the defence of Christmas Island in March 1942.

Location

Address:Jalan Patai Road, Smith Point, Tai Jin House, Christmas Island, 6798
State:WA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.428664
Long: 105.664874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th June, 1983
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

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The above members of the Royal Artillery refused to surrender in the face of overwhelming force and were killed near this place on active service in the defence of Christmas Island in March 1942.

This plaque of remembrance, the gift of ex-servicemen of Christmas Island was unveiled by Major General M. E. Carleton Smith, CBE, during the 25th anniversary year of Australian sovereignity of Christmas Island.

4th June 1983

Source: MA
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