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The stained glass window commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 23rd Infantry Battalion during World War Two. The window replaces the Regimental Colour which was destroyed by fire in 1991. 

The 2/23rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War. Formed in June 1940 from primarily volunteers from Albury, New South Wales, the battalion served in North Africa in 1941–1942 as part of the 26th Brigade, which was assigned to the 7th Division, before being reassigned to the 9th Division. In early 1943, the battalion returned to Australia and later took part in campaigns against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943–1944 and Borneo in 1945, before being disbanded in 1946.

Location

Address:Kiewa Street, St Matthew`s Church, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.080075
Long: 146.915942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 22nd September, 1994
Front Inscription

Second Twenty Third Battalion

Aut Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam
Tobruk             Lae  
Tel El Eisa  
Sattelberg  
El Alamein       Tarakan

Albury`s Own

To The Glory Of God And To
Honour The Men Of The 
2 / 23rd AUST INF BATTALION 
Who Served In The 
Second World War 1939 - 1945.

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque:
This Memorial Window Was Dedicated
By The Venerable John Davis, Archdeacon Of Albury
On 22nd September, 1994.
It Replaces The Regimental Colour Presented To
The 2 / 23rd Infantry Battalion
By The City Of Albury In 1940, Prior To The Battalion`s
Departure For Active Service Overseas.

The Regimental Colour Was Destroyed By Fire
On 14th September, 1991.

Source: MA,NRWM
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