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Plaque commemorates the 148 men of Darwin who enlisted during World War Two.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park - adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED BY THE DARWIN RSL SUB BRANCH IN MEMORY OF THE 148 DARWIN ENLISTEES WHO DEPARTED DARWIN BY AIR DURING OCTOBER 1939 FOR SERVICE INITIALLY WITH THE 2/3RD FIELD REGIMENT 2ND AIF.

THESE MEN WENT ON TO SERVE IN VARIOUS UNITS IN THE UK AND IN THE MIDDLE EAST, GREECE, CRETE AND NEW GUINEA CAMPAIGNS.

THEY WERE THE FIRST SOLDIERS TO BE ALLOCATED THE PREFIX DX.

LEST WE FORGET.

Source: TOH
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