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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Tank Regiment during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

Formed in November 1939, it was sent to the United Kingdom in mid-1940, but was broken up and converted into infantry. In late 1940, the Regiment was re-formed and deployed to the Middle East, joining the 6th Division. It took part in the Battle of Greece before being evacuated to Egypt. Later, the Regiment took part in the Syria-Lebanon campaign.

In early 1942, it was withdrawn back to Australia for service in the Pacific. En route the Regiment was diverted to Ceylon for garrison duties. It served in New Guinea around Port Moresby and Milne Bay in 1942–1943 and then again in early 1945 during the Aitape-Wewak campaign, serving there until the end of the war.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281167
Long: 149.148469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 19th August, 2008
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2 / 1st Australian Anti-Tank Regiment 
Royal Australian Artillery
6th Divvision, AIF

1939 - 1945

United Kingdom   Greece  Crete  
Syria                     Ceylon  Papua New Guinea  

Dedicated to all who served and to those who made the supreme sacrifice

Source: MA
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