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20-July-2014
20-July-2014
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A plaque commemorates the service of the battalion in Darwin and those who died as prisoners of war or were killed in action on Ambon and Hainan during World War Two.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park-adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466688
Long: 130.839874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

2/21 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION A.I.F.
THIS RECORDS SERVICE IN DARWIN 1941 AND IN GULL FORCE 
ON AMBON DECEMBER 1941 TO JANUARY 1942, AND
COMMEMORATES THOSE KILLED IN ACTION ON AMBON 1942 
AND THOSE WHO DIED AS PRISONERS OF WAR ON AMBON 
AND HAINAN 1942 to 1945.

Source: MA,SKP
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