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A monument commemorates all who served with the 2/1, 2/2,  2/3, and 2/4 Australian Pioneer Battalions who were responsible for a range of tasks including the destruction of obstacles and construction of bridges to assist in the movement of troops during World War Two.

Location

Address:King William Road & Victoria Drive, Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.918871
Long: 138.600541
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st May, 1998
Front Inscription

( Top Plaque)
IN MEMORY OF ALL MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN THE
   2/1st   AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALION
   2/2nd  AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALION
   2/3rd   AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALION
   2/4th   AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALION
    DURING WORLD WAR 2  - 1940 - 1945 

BATTLE HONOURS

MIDDLE EAST   PALESTINE TOBRUK  SYRIA  EL ALAMEIN
JAVA  NEW GUINEA KOKODA MILNE BAY  LAE  FINCHAVEN
                  NADZAB         SHAGGY RIDGE
MOROTAI   TARAKAN  BALIKPAPAN   LABUAN  DARWIN


LEST WE FORGET 

(Lower Plaque)

UNVEILED BY BRIGADIER J.G. McKINNA C.M.G. C.B.E. D.S.O. L.V.O. ED. PATRON OF THE AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALIONS ASSOCIATION WW1 & WW2
31ST MAY, 1998
DEDICATION CONDUCTED BY 
REV DES SMITH RFD, ED, L.Th.

COMMITTEE
A.J.OLSEN (PRESIDENT)
G.W.SAUER (SEC/TRES)
L.BENCE (VICE PRES) 
W.T.THIELE   
E. (TED ) BLANCHARD    
R.HARRISON 

 

Source: TOH, MA
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