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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.
|Address:||Bathurst & Paterson Streets, Royal Park, Launceston, 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.438836|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 23rd February, 1992|
A living memory to our fallen comrades
2/40 Btn. A.I.F.
Dedicated 23rd Feb 1992