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Lark Force : 5-March-2012
Lark Force : 5-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the officers and men of the 2/22nd Battalion A.I.F and attached units of "Lark Force" which served in World War Two.

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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

In Memory Of The Officers And Men Of the 2/22nd Battalion A.I.F.
And Attached Units Of "Lark Force" 

On January 1942, This Small Unsupported Garrison At Rabaul, New
Britain, Was Overwhelmed By A Huge Japanese Invasion Force

In The Succeeding Months, Some Escaped To An Allied Base, 160
Were Massacred At Tol Plantation And Gasmata:  Many Became
Prisoners Of War. All Other Ranks Who Were Captured, Together
With Civilians Taken Into Custody, Were Shipped Out Of Rabaul On
The "Montevideo Maru" 
An Allied Submarine Sank This Unmarked Japanese Prison Ship In
July 1942. There Were No Survivors.

"Lest We Forget" 
Unveiled On 11 November 2002

Source: MA
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