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The Kokoda Memorial at Jindabyne (east) is dedicated to the 3rd Militia Battalion, on the Kokoda Track. This memorial was erected to commemorate the men of the 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.
|Address:||Kosciuszko Road, Kokoda Memorial Park, Jindabyne, 2627|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.394738|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||May-1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||December-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 2nd November, 1991|
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
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
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