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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 5th Australian Independent Company and 2nd / 5th Commando Squadron during World War Two.

In June 1943,  the 2nd / 5th regrouped at the army’s jungle warfare centre at Canugra, Queensland. In August the company moved to Wongabel, on the Atherton Tablelands. While it was there, all independent companies were reorganised into cavalry commando squadrons. Consequently, in October, it became the 2nd / 5th Cavalry (Commando) Squadron, attached to the 7th Division.


Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Rocky Creek, 4882
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th August, 2005
Front Inscription

1939    1945

2 / 5 Australian Independent Company
2 / 5 Australian Commando Squadron

New Guinea - Salamaua, Heath`s, Markham,
                        Nadzab, Mubo, Wandumi, Wau
Borneo          - Balikpapan, Milford Hwy

This memorial is dedicated to all members who served and as a tribute of honour to those who gave their tomorrows for our today

"Lest We Forget"

Source: RCMP, MA
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