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Kokoda Memorial : 18-May-2013
Kokoda Memorial : 18-May-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Kokoda Memorial commemorates the members of the 3rd Militia Battalion who were called up and sent to fight in the Owen Stanleys and Beach Heads at Gona. The 3rd Militia Battalion was the longest serving Battalion in the Kokoda campaign.

Note: The song Kokoda written and performed by Don Cowling is available to view on https://vimeo.com/357546698

Location

Address:Kosciuszko Road, Kokoda Memorial Park, Jindabyne, 2627
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.394738
Long: 148.651959
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:May-1942
Approx. Event End Date:December-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd November, 1991
Front Inscription

Pause a moment -
Free to gaze upon this wondrous scene 
Bow your head and give thanks as you recall, what might have been if Australia`s sons had not bled and died amongst the mud and green.  BT

3rd Battalion AMF  
Port Moresby - Kokoda Trail and Beyond
May - December 1942

A tribute to fallen comrades, 
Those who served and suffered,
They bled to keep Australia free.

Remember Australian soldiers of all Battalions and Units, PIB, Papua New Guineans and civilians who served in the area.

Unveiled on the 49th anniversary of the raising of the Australian Flag at Kokoda by Merv Shea of Yass (3rd Battalion) on 2nd November 1942.

Kokoda Day - a symbol of freedom, tenacity and dedication.

Lest We Forget

Dedicated By Rev. G. Blyton 3 BN
Unveiled By Lt. Col Ewen H Cameron
2 November 1991

Jack White  Bede Tongs MM  
Bombala

Back Inscription

Bob Golby witnessed the raising of the Australian flag at Kokoda with members of D. Coy 3rd Bn.

When Bob was placed to rest at Moonbah 5:11:90 his nephew George Barry envisaged a Diggers hat on a rock as a 
memorial to Bob and his mates.

With the help of Tim & Terry Golby & Neen Prendergast, this is a tribute of love & dedication.

Lt. Col. Ewen H. Cameron is the son of 3rd Bn, Kokoda Trail Co, Lieut. Col. Alan G. Cameron, DSO & Bar

Source: MA
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