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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 13th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/13th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during World War Two. Formed in April 1940 from volunteers drawn primarily from New South Wales, as part of the 20th Brigade of the 7th Division, the battalion served in North Africa in 1941–1942, after being reassigned to the 9th Division. While most of the 9th Division was withdrawn from Tobruk, during October 1942, the battalion remained and fought alongside the new garrison built around the British 70th Division. Following the lifting of the siege, the battalion returned to Australia during 1943. It later took part in campaigns against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943–1944 and Borneo in 1945, before being disbanded in 1946.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th March, 2009
Front Inscription

     Dedicated To The Men Who Served In The
 2/13th AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALLION
               The Devil`s Own

20th Australian Infantry Brigade  9th Australian Infantry Division  
         Second Australian Imperial Force

North Africa 1941-42  
Er Regima  Defence of Tobruk  El Adem Road  Tobruk 1941  Belhamed  Defence of Alamein Line  El Alamein

South West Pacific 1943 - 45  
Lae-Nadzab  Finschhafen  Scarlet Beach  Bumi River  Defence of Scarlet Beach  Jivevaneng-Kumawa  Liberation of Australian New Guinea  Sio Borneo  Brunei  Miri

Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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