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The plaque commemorates those who served with 18th, 21 & 25 Brigades in tthe 7th Australian Division during World War Two. 

The 7th Division was the second division raised as part of the 2nd AIF following the outbreak of World War Two. Approval for the formation of the new division was granted on 28 February 1940 and on 4 April its first commanding officer, Major General John Lavarack, was appointed. Upon formation the division consisted of three infantry brigades the 19th, 20th and 21st. Of these, the 19th was formed in Palestone and the other two were formed in Australia. In June 1940, however, the 19th Brigade was replaced in the division by the 18th Brigade, which was then based in the United Kingdom where they were undertaking garrison duties to defend against a possible invasion of that country by the Germans following the Fall of France as part of the 6th Division. This was short lived, however, for the following month the division lost the 18th Brigade and gained the 26th Brigade which was still forming in Australia. This enabled the division to undertake training together prior to embarking for the Middle East in October 1940. In February 1941 further changes in the division's composition occurred. The 20th and 26th Brigades were transferred to the 9th Division and in exchange the division received the 18th and 25th Brigades. 

 

Location

Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads, 2485
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE
     7th AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
          2nd A.I.F. 1940 - 1945
18th BRIGADE 21 BRIGADE 25 BRIGADE
Tobruk - Syria - Egypt - MilneBay
New Guinea - Kokoda Track- Buna - Gona
Sanananda - Ramu Valley - Shaggy Ridge- Lae
Finchafen - Borneo - Balikpapan - Vasey Hwy - Milford Hwy - Hill 87- Hill Parramatta
Remembering Our Mates Who Did Not Return
            Lest We Forget

Source: MA,NRWM
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