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A plaque commemorates those who were killed in action in New Guinea during World War Two. The plaque pays tribute to the 29/46 Infantry Battalion, 37/52 Infantry Battalion, 22 Infantry Battallion and 4Field Ambulance.
St Columba’s fifth parish priest was Father Conrad Reis. A former boarder at St Columba’s, during World War II he served in New Guinea as chaplain attached to the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade. His particular charges were members of 29/46 Infantry Battalion, the 37/52 Infantry Battalion and the 4th Field Ambulance. Each year, even after he retired due to poor health in 1977, Father Reis celebrated a Mass at St Columba’s for the returned soldiers to whom he had ministered during the war.
|Address:||Glen Huntly & Normandy Roads, St. Columba`s Church, Elwood, 3184|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.88223|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
WORLD WAR II 1939-45
29/46 INF BTN 37/52 INF BTN
22 INF BTN 4FLD AMB
LEST WE FORGET
Fr. CONRAD REIS M.I.D CHAPLAIN 4 AUST. INF.BRIGADE (A.I.F) 1941 -1946 PARISH PRIEST ST COLUMBA`S ELWOOD 1973 - 1978