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Commemorates the men who served with the 2nd / 8th Battalion during World War Two
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg , 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion 19th Brigade 6th Division Nulli Secundus
This memorial is dedicated to those men who served in the Battalion in World War II, 1939-1945.
Areas where served Libya - Greece - Crete - Syria - Darwin - New Guinea
Batlle hours awarded Bardia - Tobruk - Derna - Vevi - Mount Olympus - Crete - Withdrawl to Sphakia - South Pacific 1942 - 1945, Liberation of Australian New Guinea
These honours are emblazoned on the 8th Battalion Regimental Colours and laid up in the Ballarat Town Hall
Awards & Decorations D.S.O. 1 O.B.E. 2 M.O. 11 D.C.M. 5 M.M. 14 M.I.D. 28
Casualties K.I.A. 90 Wounded 246 P.O.W. 212
Presented to the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre on 29 October, 1999 in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Battalion on 30 October 1939.
A job nobly done for tomorrow`s safety
Lest We Forget