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Milne Bay and World War 11 Memorial Wall
Milne Bay and World War 11 Memorial Wall

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Milne Bay and World War Two Memorial Wall commemorates those who served, died or were killed during the Battle of Milne Bay and World War Two.

Japanese marines attacked the Australian base at Milne Bay on the eastern tip of New Guinea on 25 August 1942, and fighting continued until the Japanese retreated on 5 September 1942. The battle was the first in the Pacific campaign in which Allied troops decisively defeated Japanese land forces, forcing them to withdraw and completely abandon their strategic objective.

This first land victory against the Japanese was hailed as destroying the legend of Japanese invincibility.

Location

Address:Buckland Road & Bage Street, Nundah Memorial Park, Nundah, 4012
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.402807
Long: 153.058691
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th September, 2007
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
WORLD WAR 11
1939             1945

(Plaque)
            THIS MEMORIAL WALL WAS
                     DEDICATED
In honour of those who made the supreme sacrifice or
served during the Battle of Milne Bay
              and World War II
                        by
COLONEL C.E. HAMILTON ADC
Deputy Commander 7th Brigade
                       on
Sunday, 16th September 2007
            LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA
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