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14-April-2014
14-April-2014

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The Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the servicemen of 2nd / 16th Australian Infantry Battalion who gave their lives in World War Two and subsequent conflicts. Unveiled in 1981, the memorial was relocated and re-dedicated on the 29th of November, 2000, by Chaplain Major Keith Wheeler.

The Battalion was attached to the 21st Brigade of the 7th Division, and it was formed in Perth, Western Australia on 20 April 1940 and saw action against Vichy French forces in Syria and Lebanon and the Japanese in New Guinea. 

Many of the battalion's early recruits were from the Goldfields of Western Australia. The battalion had basic training at Northam Army Camp before embarking for Egypt in October 1940.

Location

Address:Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.960278
Long: 115.844444
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 29th March, 1981
Front Inscription

2 / 16 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.

This Memorial Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Men Of The 2 / 16 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F. Who Gave Their Lives In Service To King And Country During And Since The World War 
1939 - 1945
Remember Them With Pride
Lest We Forget

Plaque  :

2 / 16th  AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION - A.I.F.
This Memorial Was Unveiled On 29th March 1981
By The Honourable Sir Charles Court, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., M.L.A. 
Premier Of Western Australia

Consecrated By
The Very Reverend Monsignor C. W. Cunningham M.B.E.
A Former Chaplain Of The Battallion

IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED COMRADES

Left Side Inscription

2 / 16 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.
              Battle Honours

                   Syria
                   Litani River
                   Sidon
                   Wada Zeini
                   Damour

 

Back Inscription

2 / 16 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.
           Battle Honours

              Borneo
           Balikpapan

Plaque :

2 / 16 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION A.I.F.
TIME CAPSULE
To be opened on the centenary of the
formation of the Battalion
16th May 2040

Stored at the Army Museum of W.A.

 

Right Side Inscription

2 / 16 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.
            Battle Honours

           New Guinea
           Kokoda Trail
           Gona
          Ramu Valley
          Shaggy Ridge

 

 

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