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27-January-2019
27-January-2019

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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 35th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 35th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally raised in late 1915 for service during the First World War, the battalion saw service on the Western Front in France and Belgium before being disbanded in 1919. In 1921, it was re-raised in the Newcastle region of New South Wales as a unit of the Citizens Force (later known as the "Militia"). It was subsequently amalgamated a number of times during the inter-war years following the Great Depression, firstly with the 33rd Battalion and then the 2nd Battalion, before being re-raised in its own right upon the outbreak of the Second World War. Following this the battalion undertook garrison duties in Australia before being deployed to New Guinea where they took part in the Huon Peninsula campaign. After the end of the war, the 35th Battalion was disbanded in early 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:Friday 16th October, 2009
Front Inscription

35th AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
                      (AIF)

                 1939 - 1945

Gali                            Alexishafen 
Tapen                         Hansa Bay
Madang                      Wewak
Western Australia       New Guinea

Remembering Their Service And Sacrifice

              Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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