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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 4th Infantry Battalion of the 6th Division during World War Two.

The Battalion was raised at Ingleburn in Sydney during November 1939. It fought in the Middle East at Benghazi, Tobruk, Greece, Crete, Palestine and Syria. They were part of the 6 Division. They arrived back in Adelaide on March 25 1942 and left for the Northern Territory in May 1942. The Battalion arrived at the 66 Mile mark near Pell Airfield in June 1942. They were quartered at Larrakeyah Barracks for some time prior to moving to Atherton. They served in New Guinea at Aitape and Wewak. The Unit was disbanded on 12 October 1945. 


Address:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466688
Long: 130.839874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-June-1942
Actual Event End Date:30-May-1943


Front Inscription

Erected by :
2 / 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
6th Division 2nd A.I.F.

Which served in the defence of Darwin from 4th June 1942 to 30th May 1943.

The 2 / 4th Battalion also served in Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Greece, Crete, Syria & New Guinea.

"Lest We Forget".

Alf Carpenter President.

Source: MA,RVWM
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