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13-August-2013
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A memorial commemorates the men of the 2nd / 12th Infantry Battalion, 18th Brigade which served in World War Two.

The battalion was encamped in the Kilcoy area after returning from service in the United Kingdom and North Africa. The Battalion then played a major role in the Battle of Milne Bay, joining other Australian troops in inflicting the first land defeat on the Imperial Army of Japan.

Location

Address:McCauley Street, RSL Memorial Hall, Kilcoy, 4515
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.941072
Long: 152.564472
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th February, 1991
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE 2/12th INF. BN. 18th BDE. A.I.F. WHO WERE CAMPED IN THE KILCOY AREA AFTER RETURNING FROM SERVICE IN THE U.K. AND NORTH AFRICA AND IN REMBERANCE [SIC] OF ALL WHO SERVED WITHIN ITS RANKS IN THE 2nd WORLD WAR 1939-1945.

TRIBUTE IS ALSO PAID TO THE PEOPLE OF KILCOY AND DISTRICT FOR THE KINDNESS AND HOSPITALITY EXTENDED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BN. THE BN. DEPARTED THIS AREA IN AUGUST 1942 ENROUTE TO NEW GUINEA AND PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE BATTLE OF MILNE BAY INFLICTING THE FIRST LAND DEFEAT ON THE IMPERIAL ARMY OF JAPAN.

UNVEILED BY MAJOR GENERAL C.A.E. FRASER C.B. C.B.E. B.A.
ON THIS SIXTEENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1991.

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