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A plaque commemorates Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.
On 1 July 1940 Sir Bernard Evans was appointed to the Australian Imperial Force as a temporary lieutenant colonel and ordered to form and command the 2/23rd Battalion, `Albury’s Own’. He was then the youngest battalion commander in the AIF. Sent to the Middle East, his unit was engaged in the defence of Tobruk, Libya (April-October 1941), where Evans’s `solid leadership and total disregard of personal danger’ were `an inspiration to all ranks’. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
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In Memory Of
Brigadier SIR BERNARD EVANS D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.
1905 - 1981
Who raised 2/23rd Battalion A.I.F.
"Albury`s Own" 1940
Tobruk, El Alamein
Commander 24th Brigade
El Alamein, Lae, Finschhafen
Commandant Australian Senior Tactical School,
Lord Mayor of Melbourne 1959 - 1961