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17-October-2016 [Peter Williams]
17-October-2016 [Peter Williams]

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Peter Williams

The plaque commemorates those who served with the 12th / 50th Infantry Battalion during World War Two. The plaque is located on a wall behind the Cenotaph. 

Formed in December 1936 by the linking of the 12th and the 50th Infantry Battalions, the 12th/50th Infantry Battalion was a Militia unit that served from the start of World War Two until 2 May 1945 when it became the 12th/40th Infantry Battalion.

Location

Address:Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438528
Long: 147.133286
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

12 / 50th Australian Infantry 
Battalion (2nd AIF)
`The Launceston Regiment / 
The Tasmanian Rangers`

Erected in memory of the  
long and valuable service 
by members of the 12 / 50th 
Battalion in the Darwin -  
Manton Dam area 1943
- 1945.  Thence to Timor
`Lest We Forget`

Erected by the 12 / 50th Battalion Association, 2005

Source: MA
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