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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque erected by the 2nd / 12th  Association, Veteran Affairs and the Atherton Shire Council commemorates the 154 soldiers of the 2nd / 12th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in the battles at Gona, Buna and Sanananda during World War Two.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.182329
Long: 145.454925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1943
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th August, 1999
Front Inscription

In memory of hundreds of Australians, 154 from the 2/12 Battalion who gave their lives during the battles of the Beach Heads in 1942-43, at Gona, Buna and Sanananda.

These battles were arguably the finest feat of Australian arms in World War II, where almost 100% of the Japanese Army
were destroyed and their vital base captured.

These battles resulted in the threat of invasion of Australia being removed.

Erected by 2/12 Aust Inf. Bn. Assoc, Veteran Affairs and the Atherton Shire Council.  

 

Source: RCMP, MA
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