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A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 29th Australian Infantry battalion which served in World War Two.

The 2/29th Infantry Battalion was formed at Bonegilla in Victoria in October 1940. It was part of the 8th Division’s 27th Brigade, which was the last AIF infantry brigade raised for service during the Second World War.  

The 2/29th spent  three-and-a-half years as prisoners of war. Concentrated in Changi goal, the battalion was used to supply labour for work parties, first in Singapore and then in other parts of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. Men were sent to Burma and Thailand to work on the railway, while others were sent to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and Japan.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280037
Long: 149.147624
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th March, 2011
Front Inscription
2/29TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
                8TH DIVISION, AIF
                     1940 -1945 
                          NULLI SECUNDIS
               SINGAPORE ISLAND  THE MUAR
               JOHORE                       MALAYA 1941 -1942
DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE BATTALION AND TO THE SACRIFICE MADE BY THOSE WHO DIED IN ACTION OR AS PRISONERS OF WAR.
                      LEST WE FORGET
Dedicated 18 March 2011 By The 2/29th Battalion AIF
Association Inc. 

 
Source: MA
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