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Plaque commemorates the battalions work in building machine gun defences at Winnelie and Casuarina during World War Two.

Western Australia’s 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion was raised at the end of 1940 as one of the support units for the ill-fated 8th Division. Formed with men from across the state, they all came together at Northam military camp, east of Perth, where they carried out their initial training. In July 1941 the 2/4th moved to Adelaide and as more of the 8th Division was deployed “up north”, by October it was in Darwin with the 23rd Brigade.


Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466688
Long: 130.839874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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