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A plaque commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in Timor in 1942 during World War Two.

The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. After months of training at Brighton Army Camp, it joined a detachment called Sparrow Force, sent on an impossible mission to defend the island of Timor from imminent Japanese invasion.

 

Location

Address:Bathurst & Paterson Streets, Royal Park, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438836
Long: 147.132904
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd February, 1992
Front Inscription

A living memory to our fallen comrades

2/40 Btn. A.I.F.

Timor 1942

Dedicated 23rd Feb 1992

Source: MA
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