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02-April-2011
02-April-2011
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Plaque commemorates the personnel who served on the H.M.A.S. Shropshire during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
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

Front Inscription

In memory of 
HEAVY CRUISER HMAS SHROPSHIRE
Pacific Area 1943 - 45
During its service in the Pacific, HMAS Shropshire supported 15
landings and carried out 56 bombardments; destroyed nine shore
batteries and 19 attacking aircraft ; relayed over 90% of air attack
radar warnings to the US 7th Fleet during the liberation of the
Philippines; and engaged a Japanese battleship at Surigao Strait.
Six members of Shropshire`s crew died on active service.
Lest we forget

 

Source: MA
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