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03-June-2017 (Bryan Hardy)
03-June-2017 (Bryan Hardy)

Photographs supplied by Bryan Hardy / Sue Milson, Librarian, 4th Australian Infantry Battalion AIF 1939-45 Association Inc
The monument commemorates fourteen soldiers of the 4th Infantry Battalion who were killed on March 15th 1943 when a mortar shell they were examining exploded.


Address:Miling - Moora Road, Moora, 6510
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.627445
Long: 116.041107
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:15-March-1943
Actual Event End Date:15-March-1943


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers 1945 -1995

In memory of fourteen soldiers of the 4th Infantry Battalion killed on 15th March 1943 at a location approximately 100 metres SSE of this plaque.

The fourteen soldiers were killed when a mortar bomb, being closely examined by the group, exploded, killing all.

Those killed were :-

Mortar Platoon
[ Names ]

The funeral took place at Moora Cemetery on 16th March, 1943.

The bodies were transferred to Karrakatta Cemetery after the cessation of the war.

Lest We Forget

A Moora Centenary project 1995

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