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2 29 Battalion 8th Division Plaque
2 29 Battalion 8th Division Plaque
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A Plaque commemorates those who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with the 2nd / 29th Battalion of the 8th Division during World War Two.

The 2/29th Infantry Battalion was formed at Bonegilla in Victoria in October 1940. It was part of the 8th Division’s 27th Brigade, which was the last AIF infantry brigade raised for service during the Second World War. The 2/29th was present at the fall of Singapore. 

The 2/29th spent the next three-and-a-half years as prisoners of war. Concentrated in Changi gaol, the battalion was used to supply labour for work parties, first in Singapore and then in other parts of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Men were sent to Burma and Thailand to work on the railway, while others were sent to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and Japan.

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

 2/29 BATTALION                 8TH DIVISION
           
2ND A.I.F. 1939 - 1945
 
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE
      
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
              
LEST WE FORGET

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