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17-May-2015
17-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Fred Brunings

The memorial commemorates the 2165 individuals who inflicted the first defeat on the Japanese at Milne Bay, between July 1942 and January 1943.

It also commemorates others who served and died in other battles in the South-West Pacific between 1942 and 1945.

 

Location

Address:Steffensen Street, Lions Remembrance Park, Bundaberg West, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.875543
Long: 152.331891
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE MILNE BAY-KOKODA PLAQUE
Dedicated to the memory of  2165 heroes who paid the
supreme sacrifice between July 1942 and January 1943 w
hile inflicting the first ever defeat on the Japanese
Army in W.W.II
Also remembering those who laid down their lives in
later campaigns.  In Papua and New Guinea from 1943 - 45.
The heroism displayed in horrendous conditions for all
who served in the various campaigns resulted in the
salvation of Australia from imminent invasion.
Saluting the parts played by the R.A.N., the A.I.F.,
and A.M.F., the R.A.A.F.
and the Nurses in the Medical Units

This was indeed their finest hour

Lest We Forget

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