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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.
|Address:||Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.466402|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
2/29 BATTALION 8TH DIVISION
2ND A.I.F. 1939 - 1945
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
LEST WE FORGET