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8th Division A.I.F : March 2014
8th Division A.I.F : March 2014
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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 8th Division A.I.F. during World War Two.

The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War Two, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War Two. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards. As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.


Address:Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church , Millers Point, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Front Inscription

Malaya - Singapore
South East & Far East Asia
1940 - 1945

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