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30-January-2015

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The plaque commemorates all who served in the 2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The Battalion was raised in 1940, the battalion took part in the fighting in North Africa and Syria in 1941 before returning to Australia in 1942 to fight against the Japanese. Following this it took part in the fighting in New Guinea, undertaking two deployments there, firstly in 1942 and 1943 and then again in 1943 and 1944, before taking part in the Borneo campaign in 1945. The battalion was disbanded in early 1946.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280659
Long: 149.148207
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th February, 2007
Front Inscription

2 / 25th AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
                   7th Division, AIF
                      1940 - 1945

Syria 1941      Kokoda Trail     Lae - Nadzab
Merdjayoun    Ioribaiwa           Ramu Valley
Damour          Oivi - Gorari      Shaggy RIdge 
                      Buna - Gona       Borneo
                                                 Balikpapan

            In Eternal Memory Of
The 2 / 25th Battalion Men Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
And To Those Other Dedicated Men Who Gave Their Youth In
  The Defence Of Australia 1939 - 45
                     Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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