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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade during World War Two. 

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

The 29th Brigade was an infantry brigade of the Australian Army that was raised for service during World War Two. Formed in late 1941 as part of the Militia, the brigade was initially formed for home defence in response to Japan's entry into the war. Composed of three Queensland-based infantry battalions and various supporting elements, the brigade initially undertook defensive duties around Townsville in 1941 - 1942 before deploying to New Guinea in 1943.

There, the brigade undertook garrison duties before taking part in the Salamaua-Lae campaign. After a period of almost 18 months overseas, the brigade's elements were returned to Australia for a period of rest and reorganisation before later being assigned to the Bougainville campaign in 1944 - 1945.

After the war, the brigade was disbanded in December 1945, along with its component units.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th May, 2005
Front Inscription

In memory of those who served with 29th Australian Infantry Brigade
1941 - 1945

15th Battalion                  42nd Battalion                     47th Battalion
11 Field Company RAE   7 Field Ambulance AAMC

New Guinea       Bougainville
South-West Pacific Area

"The difficult we perform immediately, the impossible sometimes takes a little longer"

Source: MA
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