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Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion during World War Two.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, 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

                 DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
            2/4 AUSTRALIAN PIONEER BATTALION A.I.F.

BATTALION FORMED AT GRETA N.S.W. FEB 1941 - ARRIVED DARWIN SEP 41 VIA ALICE SPRINGS. BATTALION HQ. AT NOONAMAH WHILE COYS. WORKED ON DEFENSIVE POSITIONS FROM ADELAIDE RIVER TO DARWIN FORTRESS AREA INCLUDING BATCHELOR, WEST POINT AND LEE POINT. SAILED WITH "SPARROW FORCE" FOR TIMOR 14. 2. 42. BOMBED AT SEA. ORDERED BACK TO DARWIN AFTER THE FALL OF SINGAPORE - ARRIVED AFTERNOON 18. 2. 42. DARWIN BOMBED THE NEXT DAY. MUCH BATTALION EQUIPMENT DESTROYED WHEN SHIPS SUNK IN HARBOUR SPENT NEXT 13 MONTHS IN DEFENSIVE POSITIONS BETWEEN DARWIN AND 51 MILE UNTIL RELIEVED IN MARCH 1943.
                       ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF
THE 2/4TH AUSTRALAIN PIONEER BATTALION ASSOCIATION
                               LEST WE FORGET

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