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A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 9th Battalion of the Seventh Division ; Corporal John French, a Victoria Cross winner from Crows Nest, and 275 soldiers of the Battalion who lost their lives in World War Two.
The Battalion had trained in the Kilcoy area prior to leaving for Milne Bay and Buna in August 1942.
|Address:||McCauley Street, Kilcoy RSL, Kilcoy, 4515|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.941045|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
2/9TH BATTALION 18th BRIGADE
SEVENTH DIVISION A.I.F.
In Memory Of Corporal John French
And Our Other 275 Fallen Comrades
And The Hospitality Shown To The 2/9th When Training
In The Kilcoy Area
Prior To Leaving For Milne Bay And Buna
On 7th August, 1942
To Inflict The First Ever Land Defeat
On Japanese Forces
"Lest We Forget "