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05-November-2014
05-November-2014
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A plaque commemorates the 2nd / 40th Battalion which served in World War Two.

The 2nd/40th was the only battalion made up entirely of Tasmanian men. It was deployed to Timor in 1941, before it was overwhelmed by the larger Japanese force. Many of the 2/40th prisoners spent the first seven months of their captivity interned in a camp at Usap and were moved to work on the Burma railway or in prisons across South-East Asia including Kava, Thailand, Singapore and Sumatra.

Location

Address:Preston Road, North Motton Reserve, North Motton, 7315
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.207895
Long: 146.109353
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 2012
Front Inscription

In honour of the men of 2/40th Battalion

"Sparrow Force"

Tasmania`s Own

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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