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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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A Plaque commemorates the 2nd / 8th Australian Infantry Battalion which served in 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
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:Tuesday 25th April, 2000
Front Inscription

2/8Th AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
19th BRIGADE 6th DIVISION

       LIBYA                      SYRIA
       GREECE                 DARWIN
       CRETE                    NEW GUINEA
             NULLI SECUNDIS

         BATTLE HONOURS AWARDED
BARDIA, TOBRUK, DERNA. VEVI, MT OLYMPUS, CRETE.
WITHDRAWAL TO SPHAKIA, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC.
LIBERATION OF AUSTRALIAN NEW GUINEA.

A JOB NOBLY DONE FOR OUR TOMORROW'S SAFETY
                        LEST WE FORGET

 

Source: RCMP, MA
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