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Commando Memorial : 06-October-2012
Commando Memorial : 06-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates three soldiers who were caught in a rip and died during a commando training exercise in 1960.


Address:Hesse Street , Shortland Bluff, Queenscliff, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.2736
Long: 144.658611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:17-February-1960
Actual Event End Date:17-February-1960


Front Inscription

In memoriam.
17 February 1960.

On this stormy night these soldiers were lost in the rip during a commando training exercise.

WO2 G Drakopoulos   2 Commando Company
PTE R Wood                 2 Commando Company
PTE E Meyer                Melb Water Transport Unit

“I’ll have you learn to sleep upon the ground, march in your armour through watery fews, sustain scorching heat and freezing cold, hunger and thirst, right adjuncts of the war, and after this to scale a castle wall, besiege a fort, to undermine the town and make whole cities caper in the air”

Tamburlaine (to his sons).
Christopher Marlowe. Tamburlaine the Great

Source: MA,ACPH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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