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23-April-2018
23-April-2018
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The plaque commemorates the 900 personnel from Horsham, Southern Mallee and Wimmera Regions who formed the Horsham based 19th Machine Gun Battalion (23rd Brigade).

It also acknowledges their contribution to the defence of Darwin from enemy attacks between 19th February 1942 to 1944.

Location

Address:Memorial Drive, Sawyer Park , Horsham, 3400
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.72245
Long: 142.202664
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:19-February-1942
Approx. Event End Date:1944
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Front Inscription

To commemorates the 900 personnel from Horsham, Southern Mallee and Wimmera Regions who formed the Horsham based 19th (Aust ) Machine Gun Battalion (23rd Brigade) and their contribution to the defence of Darwin, and Northern Territory from 64 enemy air attacks between 19th February 1942 until 1944.

Lest we forget

Source: MA,VWHI
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