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

Plaque is dedicated to all members who served with the units during World War Two.

In June 1943,  the 2/5th regrouped at the army’s jungle warfare centre at Canugra, Queensland. In August the company moved to Wongabel, on the Atherton Tablelands. While it was there, all independent companies were reorganised into cavalry commando squadrons. Consequently, in October, it became the 2/5th Cavalry (Commando) Squadron, attached to the 7th Division.

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:Sunday 14th August, 2005
Front Inscription

                   1939                  1945

2/5 AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY
2/5 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO SQUADRON

NEW GUINEA- SALAMAUA, HEATH`S, MARKHAM,
                         NADZAB, MUBO, WANDUMI, WAU
BORNEO       - BALIKPAPAN, MILFORD HWY

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO ALL MEMBERS WHO SERVED
     AND AS A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR TO THOSE WHO GAVE
             THEIR TOMORROWS FOR OUR TODAY

                   "LEST WE FORGET"
 

Source: RCMP, MA
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