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A Plaque commemorates all those who served with the 17th Australian Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.) which served in World War Two.

The 17th Brigade was reformed on 13 October 1939, again as part of the 6th Division, recruited from Victoria. The 17th Brigade fought in the Western Desert Campaign in Libya, the Battle of Greece, the Battle of Wau, the Salamaua-La campaign in Papua, and in the Aitape-Wewak campaign in New Guinea.

 

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, 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
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th August, 1998
Front Inscription

17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE

2/5TH BATTALION   2/6TH BATTALION  2/7TH BATTALION
   BARDIA                    TOBRUK                 BENGHAZI
   GREECE       CRETE       SYRIA             CEYLON
      WAU-SALAMAUA           AITAPE-WEWAK

DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVED WITH
17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE
INCLUDING ATTACHED AND SUPPORTING UNITS

         WORLD WAR 11 1939 - 1945
YOU ARE HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF WHERE WE WERE YESTERDAY

                   LEST WE FORGET


 

Source: RCMP,MA
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