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2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion : 14-October-2012
2nd / 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion : 14-October-2012
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 23rd Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

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:Memorial Drive, Monument Hill, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.079129
Long: 146.902206
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

Dedicated To The Men Of The 
2/23rd INFANTRY BATTALION 9th DIVISION
"ALBURY`S OWN"

Middle East - Tobruk, Tel El Eisa, El Alamein
New Guinea - Lae, Finschhafen, Sattelburg, Kuanko
Borneo - Tarakan

WWII 1940 - 1946  
Lest We Forget

Albury 2001

Source: MA
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