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A monument commemorates the 2nd / 40th Battalion which was the only battalion in the Australian Army in World War Two recruited almost entirely from Tasmania.  The memorial is a life-size wood carving of a 2/40 digger standing under a palm tree.

The 2/40th Infantry Battalion was the only battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) recruited almost entirely from Tasmania. Initially it was planned that it would consist of three rifle companies from Victoria and one rifle company and one headquarters company from Tasmania. However, public and political pressure lead by the Tasmanian premier resulted in the battalion being formed from the island state.


Address:Greens Beach Road, Greens Beach, 7270
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.085524
Long: 146.74428
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Eddie Freeman


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-2009
Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to all those who served, suffered and died during and since WW11.

Also to the women and families who supported those who returned, we thank you.

2/40th Battalion
Lest We Forget

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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