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18-August-2015
18-August-2015

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A monument commemorates the 8th Australian Division which served in World War Two.

The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War II, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War II. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards. As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.

Location

Address:North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Behind War Memorial, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.92085
Long: 138.601431
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
Approx. Event Start Date:1995-12-08
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
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Dedication

Front Inscription
8 AUSTRALIAN DIVISION A.I.F.
2/2/ RESERVE MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY
(unit history and service)
8 DIVISION SALVAGE UNIT
(unit history and service)
8 DIVISION AMMUNITION SUB PARK
(unit history and service)


LEST WE FORGET

(lower plaque)
UNVEILED ON 8 DECEMBER 1995 BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD MAYOR OF ADELAIDE MR HENRY J NINIO KOM
DEDICATED BY REVEREND MARTIN BLEBY

ADDRESSED BY MR MARIO CATTAPAN  DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF VETERAN AFFAIRS SA & NT

MR JOHN BAILEY JP STATE PRESIDENT  RETURNED SERVICES LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA  (SA BRANCH) INC

ERECTED BY EX-UNIT MEMBERS, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS  


 
Source: MA
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