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2nd / 2nd Pioneer & 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions : 10-March-2012
2nd / 2nd Pioneer & 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions : 10-March-2012

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Commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 2nd Pioneer and 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalions 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

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Served together  Remembered together

1940 - 1945  2/2nd Australian Pioneer Battalion formed at Puckapunyal Victoria on 16th May 1940 under the command of Lt Col. N. F. Wellington MC VD.  Embarked from Sydney on 9th April 1941 for the Middle East.  Served in Palestine Lebanon abd Syria.  924 officers and men taken priosners of war in Java on 8th March 1942.  Remainder of battalion brought back to strength in Australia under the command of Lt Col. J. T. Lang.  Unit then served in New Guinea  Tarakan  and Balikpapan.  Dedicated at Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre on 17th June 1998.  In memory of all departed members.  Lest We Forget

2/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion formed on 17th June 1940 at Wayville S.A. under the command of Lt. Col. A. S. Blackburn V.C.  Embarked from Woodside on 8th April 1941 for the Middle East.  Served in Palestine Lebanon and Syria.  710 officers and men taken prisoner of war in Java on 8th March 1942.   Remainder of battalion reinforced in Australia under the command of Lt. COl. R. R. Gordon.  Unti then served in New Guinea, Merauke, Aitape and Wewak.  Presented to Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre on 24 April 1998.  Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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