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1st Battalion AIF 1914 1918 Plaque
1st Battalion AIF 1914 1918 Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates the 1st Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.)

The 1st Battalion was the first infantry unit recruited for the AIF in New South Wales during the First World War. Its most notable engagement at Gallipoli was the battle of Lone Pine in August. Two members of the battalion, Captain A. J. Shout and Lieutenant L.M. Keysor were awarded Victoria Crosses for their valour at Lone Pine, Captain Shout posthumously.


Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads , 2485
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.170372
Long: 153.543942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th October, 2009
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                      1st BATTALION AIF   
                                  1914 -1918

 Two Victoria Crosses at Lone Pine – One Victoria Cross at Bullecourt

 Poelcappelle / Somme 1916 / Passchendaele / ANZAC / Somme 1918 / Lys / Landing at ANZAC / Pozieres / Hazebrouck / Defence of ANZAC / Bullecourt / Amiens / Suvla / Ypres 1917 / Albert (1918) Chuignes / Sari Bair – Lone Pine / Menin Road / Hindenburg Line / Gallipoli 1915 / Polygon Wood / Epehy / Egypt 1915 -1916 / Broodseinde / France and Flanders / Herbertshohe
                                1916 -1918

  Dedicated By The First Battalion Association 17 October 2009
                         We Will Remember Them


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