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Darley Camp Memorial :October 2013
Darley Camp Memorial :October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The Darley Camp Memorial  is a rough stone cairn marking the location of the Darley military camp during the Second World War.

Darley Military Camp, about eight kilometres north-west of Bacchus Marsh, was a training camp for Australian and Allied Service personnel during the Second World War.

Established in 1940 as one of the AIF training centres the Camp had over 360 buildings including recreation huts, Post Office and 68 bed hospital. The first unit to occupy the camp was the 4000 members of the 4th Infantry Training Brigade. The U.S. Marines, colonial troops from the Dutch East Indies, The Australian Army Medical Women's Service, U.S. Air Corps, the Australian Women's Army Service, The Provost Training School (Military Police) and the School of Army Surveyors all occupied the Camp at different times. Each training unit was under separate command. Training lasted six weeks.

Location

Address:Camerons Road, Darley, 3340
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.633161
Long: 144.434822
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

    THIS PLAQUE RECOGNIZES
THE LOCATION OF A MILITARY CAMP
ESTABLISHED DURING WORLD WAR 2.
AUSTRALIAN AND ALLIED MILITARY UNITS
WHERE STATIONED AT THIS CAMP.
         COMMONLY NAMED

 "THE DARLEY CAMP"

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