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16-November-2014
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The plaques, mounted on a plinth, commemorate all who served with the 2nd / 1st, 2nd / 2nd, 2nd / 3rd and 2nd / 4th Australian Pioneer Battalions who were responsible for a range of tasks including the destruction of obstacles and construction of bridges to assist in the movement of troops during World War Two.

Location

Address:King William Road , Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.918871
Long: 138.600541
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st May, 1998
Front Inscription

In memory of all members who served in the 

2 / 1st   Australian Pioneer Battalion
2 / 2nd  Australian Pioneer Battalion
2 / 3rd   Australian Pioneer Battalion
2 / 4th   Australian Pioneer Battalion

During World War 2 - 1940 - 1945 

Battle Honours

Middle East  Palestine         Tobruk        Syria          El Alamein
Java             New Guinea    Kokoda       Milne Bay  Lae  Finchaven
Nadzab        Shaggy Ridge  
Morotai         Tarakan           Balikpapan  Labuan      Darwin

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Unveiled by Brigadier J. G. McKinna C.M.G. C.B.E. D.S.O. L.V.O. ED.
Patron on the Australian Pioneer Battalions Association WW1 & WW2

31st May, 1998

Dedication conducted by Rev Des Smith RFD, Ed, L.Th.

Committee

A. J. Olsen (President)
G. W. Sauer (Sec/Tres)
L. Bence (Vice Pres) 
W. T. Thiele   
E. (Ted) Blanchard   
R. Harrison

 

Source: TOH, MA
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