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The monument commemorates the 8th Division which served in World War Two.

The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to served in World War Two, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force.

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:North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Behind War Memorial, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.92085
Long: 138.601431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Approx. Event Start Date:1995-12-08
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

8 Australian Division A.I.F.

2/2 Reserve Motor Transport Company
(Unit history and service)

8 Division Salvage Unit
(Unit history and service)

8 Division Ammunition Sub Park
(Unit history and service)

Lest We Forgeet

Plaque :

Unveiled on 8 December 1995 by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Mr Henry J Ninio Kom

Dedicated by Reverend Martin Bleby

Addressed by Mr Mario Cattapan Deputy Commissioner of Veteran Affairs SA & NT

Mr John Bailey JP  State President
Returned Service League of Australia (SA Branch) Inc

Erected by Ex-unit members, relatives and friends


Source: MA
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