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A replica plaque commemorates fourteen soldiers of the 4th Infantry Battalion who were killed on March 15th 1943 when a mortar shell they were examining exploded.
|Address:||Gardiner & Clinch Streets, Centenary Park, Moora, 6510|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.640556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||15-March-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-March-1943|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1995|
Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995
In memory of fourteen soldiers of the 4th Australia Infantry Battalion killed on 15th March 1943 at a location approximately 100 metres SSE of this plaque.
The fourteen soldiers were killed when a mortar bomb, being closely examined by the group, expolded, killing all.
Those killed were :-
Mortar Platoon [ Names ]
The funeral took place at Moora Cemetery on 16th March, 1943.
The bodies were transferred to Karrakatta Cemetery after the cessation of the War.
Lest We Forget
A Moora Centenary Project 1995