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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.
|Address:||Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.466428|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1941|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1945|
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