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17-May-2015
17-May-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A monument commemorates the 205 men from the Mackay District who served and died in the 2/12th Battalion at Milne Bay and further battles during World War Two. The memorial is sited with the National Service Memorial.

In 2011 this Memorial was upgraded and enhanced due to a partnership between Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the new memorial.  Prior to the enhancement, each of the plaques were displayed on separate low concrete plinths.

Location

Address:Alfred Street, Jubilee Park, Mackay, 4740
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.144576
Long: 149.180683
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of 205 members of the 2/12 Battalion, many from Mackay who died in gaining an Australian victory at Milne Bay, where they spearheaded the counter attack against the Japanese Marines.  This was the enemy`s first defeat, followed by further victories against the Japanese at Goodenough Island, Buna and Sanananda in 1943 - 3.

This magnificent feat of arms helped save Australia from invasion, truly a great Battalion.

Erected by 2 / 12 Bn. Assoc., Veterans` Affairs and Mackay City Council

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