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A memorial garden and plaque commemorate the 3rd Armoured Division, which served from 1942 to 1943 during World War Two.

The Australian 3rd Armoured Division was an armoured unit of the Australian Army that was established on 15 November 1942 by redesignating the 1st Motor Division (which was previously the 1st Cavalry Division).  As an armoured division the 3rd Armoured was equipped with M3 Grant medium tanks and M3 Stuart light tanks. The Division's 3rd Motor Brigade was gradually disbanded between March to August 1943 and the 3rd Armoured Division was disbanded in Queensland on 19 October 1943

Location

Address:Macalister Street, Entrance to Murgon Showground, Murgon, 4605
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.245689
Long: 151.939764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:15-November-1942
Actual Event End Date:19-October-1943

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th November, 2010
Front Inscription

3RD ARMOURED DIVISION

1942                 1943

Part Of The "Brisbane Line" 
A Murgon And District Military History Association Project
Officially Opened By
Honourable Mr Warren Truss MP
 Federal Member for Wide Bay
13th November 2010

Source: MA
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