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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 6th Australian Field Regiment of the 7th Division during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/6th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed as part of the 7th Division in May 1940 for operations during World War Two. The regiment served in Egypt and Syria in 1941–1942 before returning to Australia after Japan's entry in the war. Throughout 1943 and 1944, the regiment served against the Japanese in New Guinea. The regiment's involvement in the fighting in New Guinea saw it committed to several campaigns, including those around Salamaua and on the Huon peninsula. Its final campaign of the war was fought on Borneo in mid-1945. Shortly after the conclusion of hostilities, the regiment was disbanded in late 1945.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th October, 2008
Front Inscription

2 / 6th Australian Field Regiment
Royal Australian Artillery
7th Division, AIF
1940 - 1945

Palestine  Egypt  Syria  New Guinea  Borneo

Dedicated In Honour Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
And To The Memory Of All Those Who Served In The Regiment

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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