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Plaque dedicated to members of the 2nd / 21st Battalion who were prisoners of war on the islands of Ambon in Indonesia and Hainan, an island off the south coast of China, during the Second World War.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.281167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 20th March, 2009|
1941 - 1945
To those units of Gull Force, comprising the 2/21st Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF, and supporting sub-units and detachments, who defended Ambon, notably in fighting around Laha. We honour the bravery in the face of an overwhelming Japanese force and commemorate their suffering and sacrifice as prisoners of war on Ambon and Hainan.
LEST WE FORGET
Dedicated by Gull Force (2/22 Bn) Association on 20 March 2009