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Salvation Army Bandsmen : 03-March-2012
Salvation Army Bandsmen : 03-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the Salvation Army bandsmen who were part of the band of the 2nd / 22nd Battalion members and were sent to New Britain during World War Two 


Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th November, 2002
Front Inscription

In memory of the bandsmen of the Salvation Army who formed the Regimental Band of the 2/22 Infantry Battalion A.I.F.

The men of the 2/22nd Battalion were sent to defend New Britain against Japanese attack and were part of "Lark Force".  

In 1942, twenty two members of the band paid the supreme sacrifice.  Only one survived.

"Lest We Forget"

Unveiled on 11 November 2002

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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