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

The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 2nd Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.

The Battalion was raised in Sydney on 2 May 1940 and largely composed of personnel from light horse units in New South Wales and Queensland. Those from New South Wales undertook their initial training at Cowra and from Queensland at Redbank. The battalion came together in Pyrmont in New South Wales at the end of the 1940, prior to embarking for overseas service.

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:Sunday 11th August, 2002
Front Inscription

2  / 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Ninth Australian Division
Second A.I.F.,
1939 - 1945

NORTH AFRICA              NEW GUINEA
Mersuh Matruh                 Lae Nadzab
                                         Sattelberg
Ruweisat Ridge                Finschhafen
Defence of El Alamein     BORNEO
                                         Brunei
Sanyet El Miteiriya           North Borneo
                                        Tarakan
El Alamein                       Labuan

Dedicated to the men who served in the 2  / 2 Australian Machine Gun Battalion

They fought the good fight
They ran the straight race
They kept the faith  
 

Source: RCMP, MA
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