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2nd / 8th Battalion : 7-March-2012
2nd / 8th Battalion : 7-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the men who served with the 2nd / 8th Battalion during World War Two. 

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, 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
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

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

Battle Honours 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
formation of the Battalion on 30 October 1939.
A job nobly done for tomorrow`s safety
Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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