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A seat commemorates the members of the 2nd / 40th Battalion who served in 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|
Donated as a tribute to the 2nd 40th Bn A.I.F.
1939 - 1945 War