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24-October-2014
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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 8th Australian Field Regiment during World War Two.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.182329
Long: 145.454925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th August, 2003
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the men of the 
2 / 8th AUSTRALIAN FIELD REGIMENT
who fought for their country in WWII 
so that all generations who followed 
could live their lives in peace and freedom

The Regiment, a unit of the 9th Aust. Division, 
Royal Australian Artillery, AIF, served in the 
Middle East, Australia & Borneo, 1939 - 1945

Middle East           Borneo
Mersa Matruh        Brunei
Halfaya Pass         Maura Island
Tel El Eisa             Miri
El Alamein             Seria

Australia
Queensland camps were located at Kairi, 
Mapee and Ravenshoe on the Atherton 
Tablelands, April 1943 - April 1945

Lest We Forget
Unveiled August 17, 2003
 

Source: RCMP, MA
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