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2 26 Infantry Battalion
2 26 Infantry Battalion

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A plaque commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving with the 2nd / 26th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

The 2/26th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised in late 1940 for service during the Second World War, the battalion undertook garrison duties in Malaya and Singapore prior to the start of the Pacific War. In 1941–1942, following the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the battalion fought during the Malayan campaign. After the fall of the island, however, a large number of men from the battalion became prisoners of war, remaining in captivity until being liberated at the end of the war in 1945. The battalion was never re-raised.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466402
Long: 153.026511
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

Dedication

Front Inscription

      2/26 BTN.    2nd A.I.F.
2nd WORLD WAR   1939 - 1945
          IN MEMORY OF 
THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
       
LEST WE FORGET

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