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25-March-2015 (Bryan Hardy)
25-March-2015 (Bryan Hardy)

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Bryan Hardy

The Memorial commemorates those who served with the  2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron during World War Two.

The No 2 Independent Company, mainly made up of Western Australians, was formed in Victoria in July 1941. After training at Wilson`s Promontory and spending a brief period in Katherine the company was sent to Timor in December 1941. It served with great distinction throughout 1942 in East Timor waging a successful guerrilla campaign against a far superior Japanese force.

On its return to Australia in December 1942 the unit was reformed and as the 2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron served again with distinction in New Guinea in 1943 and 1944 eventually seeing out the war in New Britain in 1945.


Address:Lovekin Drive , Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.966909
Long: 115.827966
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1953
Front Inscription

No 2 Aust. Ind. Coy   2/2 Aust. Cdo. Sqdn
         Honour Roll
         1939 - 1945

         [ Names ]

      Lest We Forget

Source: MA,SKP
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