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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 25th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

The Battalion was raised in 1940, the battalion took part in the fighting in North Africa and Syria in 1941 before returning to Australia in 1942 to fight against the Japanese. Following this it took part in the fighting in New Guinea, undertaking two deployments there, firstly in 1942 and 1943 and then again in 1943 and 1944, before taking part in the Borneo campaign in 1945. The battalion was disbanded in early 1946.

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
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:Wednesday 25th April, 2001
Front Inscription

2 / 25 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.
"What we have  - we hold"  

Syria,         Merdjayoun, Kokoda Track
Iorabaiwa, Oivi,               Gorare,            Gona, Lae, Nadzab,
Ramu,       Borneo,          Balikpapan

In perpetual memory of all 2/25 Battalion members who served - and those who died

Dedicated 25 / 4 / 2001

" Their Service  -  Our Heritage "


 

Source: RCMP, MA
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