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14-April-2014 (Graeme Saunders)
14-April-2014 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Bryan Hardy

The lawned area commemorates members of the 2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two.

Originally named the No 2 Independent Company, mainly made up of Western Australians, was formed in Victoria in July 1941. After training at Wilson`s Promontory and spending a brief period in Katherine the company was sent to Timor in December 1941. It served with great distinction throughout 1942 in East Timor waging a successful guerrilla campaign against a far superior Japanese force.

On its return to Australia in December 1942 the unit was reformed and as the 2/2nd Commando Squadron served again with distinction in New Guinea in 1943/44 eventually seeing out the war in New Britain in 1945.


Address:Lovekin Drive & Broadwalk, Kings Park & Botanic Garden , Kings Park, 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.964312
Long: 115.82863
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

New  Guinea
New  Britain

1939 - 1945

2 / 2 Australian Commando Squadron

Lest We Forget


Inscription in Proximity
New  Guinea
New  Britain

This Grassed Area Is
Maintained By Members 

Of The 2/2/ Australian 
Commando Association
In Tribute To
Fallen Comrades
Please Treat It With
Source: MA
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