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A plaque commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving with the Darwin Mobile Force during World War Two.


Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th March, 1989
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The Darwin Mobile Force

The Darwin Mobile Force (DMF) was raised in Sydney in November1938 for surveillance and protection of the Darwin area.  The Force arrived in Darwin in March 1939.

In September 1940 the DMF was reorganised and renamed the Darwin Infantry Battalion (DIB) and the artillery group became the 18th Field Battery.  In November 1941 DIB was renamed the 19th Infantry Battalion.  The Battalion and the 18th Field Battery were serving in Darwin during the raid of 18th February 1942 and subsequent raids. 

Some of the members who were previously with the DMF were still serving with these units at this time.  The 19th Infantry Battalion (AIF) later served inother areas of the South West Pacific.

This plaque is dedicated to the memory of the men of these units who gave their lives in the defence of Australia.

Unveiled by His Honour the Administrator of the Northern Territory Commodore E. E. Johnston, AO, OBE on 12th March 1989 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the DMF in Darwin.

Source: SKP
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