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Plaque commemorates the 900 Queenslanders who fought during the battle for Singapore during World War Two. It was the last Australian unit to withdraw across the Causeway onto Singapore Island as the Japanese attacked in early 1942. The plaque is also in memory of the 286 gunners who were killed in action or died as prisoners of war.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.281167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 13th September, 2007|
2/10 TH FIELD REGIMENT
8TH DIVISION. AIF
A Queensland regiment, the 2/10th saw action in Malaya and Singapore in 1941 -42. Between 1942 and 1945 members of the regiment suffered as prisoners of war on Singapore Island, the Burma-Thailand Railway, Borneo, the Sandakan death marches, and in Japan.
IN MEMORY OF 286 GUNNERS WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE OR AS PRISONERS OF WAR, AND ALL WHO SERVED IN THE REGIMENT.