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2 10 Field Regt RAA
2 10 Field Regt RAA
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Plaque erected in memory of the gunners who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the 2nd / 10th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery during  World War Two.

2/10th Field Regiment was formed in July 1940 at Redbank Camp, Brisbane, as one of the 8th Division’s three artillery regiments. The division’s other two regiments were the 2/14th and 2/15th Field Regiments.

The unit was serving in Singapore in 1942 when the island fortress fell to the Japanese. For the next three-and-a-half years the men had to endure the brutality of being a prisoner of war. Of the 834 officers and men of the regiment who became prisoners, 270 died. The surviving prisoners were liberated in late August 1945 and began returning to Australia almost immediately.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

 2/10 FIELD REGIMENT R.A.A.
         8 AUST DIVISION
       
1941 South East Asia 1945
        
VALE - OUR GUNNERS
Tranquil you lie your knightly virtue proved
Your memory hallowed in the land you love
   
 2/10 Field Regiment Association

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