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16-April-2018 (Russell Byers)
16-April-2018 (Russell Byers)
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The 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 died in service or were killed in action 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
Long: 152.564317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

2  / 9th Battalion  18th Brigade
Seventh Division A.I,F,

In memory of Corporal John French and our other 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 "

Source: MA,SKP, QWMR
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