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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 14th / 32nd Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

The Battalion was formed in September 1942 by the amalgamation of the 14th and 32nd and was assigned to the 6th Brigade, 4th Division in Geraldton, Western Australia.   The battalion served firstly in Australia and then later New Guinea being employed mainly on garrison duties, before being transferred to the 5th Division and deployed to New Britain late in the war where it took part briefly in the containment campaign on that island. In April 1945 it returned to Australia for rest and re-organisation and was disbanded later that year without seeing further combat.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 2000
Front Inscription

14 / 32 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.

New Guinea   New Britain
Gona              Jacquinot Bay
Buna               Waitavalo-Tol
Oro Bay          Sugi Mountain

In memory of those who gave their all

World War II 1940 - 1945

Lest We Forget
 

Source: RCMP, MA
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