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27-April-2014
27-April-2014
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A plaque commemorates those who served with the  2nd / 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.

The 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion was formed on 14 December 1939 as part of the 6th Division and served in England, Greece, Crete and Papua New Guinea before becoming part of the 7th Division and serving in Borneo. The battalion was disbanded on 26 January 1946. Horrie the Wog Dog was the battalion's unofficial mascot.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466389
Long: 153.026502
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

2 / 1st. Australian Machine Gun Battalion
A. I. F.  1939 - 1945

England  Middle East
Greece    Crete
Syria         New Guinea
Morotai     Borneo

This plaque is dedicated to commemorate
The sacrifice of all members of
The above unit

"Lest We Forget"

Source: MA,SKP,QWMR
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