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Plaque erected by the 2nd / 12th  Association, Veteran Affairs and the Atherton Shire Council in memory of the 154 soldiers of the 2nd/ 12th Battalion who gave their lives 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 11,
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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