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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 35th Infantry Battalion during World War One. The plaque was unveiled on the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 

The 35th Battalion was formed in December 1915 in Newcastle, New South Wales. The bulk of the battalion's recruits were drawn from the Newcastle region and thus it was dubbed "Newcastle's Own". Reflecting the demographics of the area, there were a high proportion of miners among the battalion's original members. 

 “Newcastle’s Own” 35th Battalion went into the Battle of Passchendaele on October 12, 1917, with 508 men, only 90 of whom remained unwounded by the battle’s end. 


Address:52 Church Street, Christ Church Cathedral , Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.929098
Long: 151.78031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:12- October -1917


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 12th October, 2017
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au