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12-January-2016
12-January-2016

The 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. 

The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/10th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed in mid-1940 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force during World War Two. The regiment was deployed to Malaya in 1941, taking part there in the military actions against the Japanese, and then deployed to Singapore in early 1942. When the garrison was surrendered, the majority of the regiment were taken prisoner and remained in captivity until the end of the war in August 1945.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280641
Long: 149.148228
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th September, 2007
Front Inscription
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.
Source: MA
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