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2nd / 4th Battalion : 8-March-2012
2nd / 4th Battalion : 8-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A memorial commemorates the men who served, and those who died while serving in the 2nd / 4th 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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 3rd November, 2000
Front Inscription

2 / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Formed on November 3, 1939
19th Brigade                6th Division
           Nomine Quartus

This memorial is dedicated to all those members of the 2 / 4th
Battalion who served and died in war that we might live in peace.  

Areas where served  
Palestine - Egypt  - Libya  -  Greece - Crete - Syria
- Darwin - New Guinea

Battle honours awarded  
Capture of Tobruk - Derna - Vevi - Sotir - Brallos Pass - Crete -
Heraklion - Liberation of Australian / New Guinea - Wewak - Wirui Mission

Awards & Decorations  
V.C. 1  M.M. 11  D.S.O. 2  B.E.M 1  M.B.E. 4  M.I.D. 50  M.C. 9  Greek MC 1  D.C.M. 6  Soviet Order 1  

Casualties  
Killed in Action 84  
Died of Wounds 25  
Wounded 237
 P.O.W. 195

Presented to the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
on November 3, 2000

Unveiled by Edward Kenna VC, VX102142 and
Bill Panter, Vice President (Victoria) 2/4th Battalion Association.

"Lest We Forget"

 

Source: MA
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