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11-January-2017
11-January-2017

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The plaque on the entrance gates commemorates the 60th anniversary of the formation of the 2nd / 24th Infantry Battalion at the Wangaratta Showgrounds in 1940.

 

Location

Address:11 Evans Street, Wangaratta Showgrounds, Norm Minns Oval, Wangaratta, 3677
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.348011
Long: 146.316365
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Actual Event End Date:
Approx. Event End Date:2000

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th November, 2000
Front Inscription

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the formation of the 2/24th Infantry Battalion at these Showgrounds.

"Wangaratta`s Own" marched out on the 28th September 1940 to gallantly serve their nation at Tobruk, Tel El Eisa, El Alamein,New Guinea and Tarakan during World War II.

Lest We Forget

Lions Club of Wangaratta
11th November 2000

Source: MA
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