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05-November-2014
05-November-2014
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The plaque commemorates the 2nd / 40th Infantry 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 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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