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The monument commemorates the 2nd / 40th Infantry 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 with a series of plaques including one which lists the names of those from the West Tamar district who served with the 2/40th battalion. The area also contains an Honour Roll of those from the Greens Beach area who served in World War Two. 

The 2nd / 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: -41.090383
Long: 146.74379
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 WWII.
to the women and families
who supported those who
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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