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57/60th Battalion Plaque : 24-February-2012
57/60th Battalion Plaque : 24-February-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates the 57th / 60th Infantry Battalion.

The Battalion was formed in 1930 as part of the Militia by the amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions, the Merri and Heidelberg regiments, and was assigned to the 15th Brigade, 3rd Division in Victoria. 


Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3084
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
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:Wednesday 11th November, 2009
Front Inscription

57/60th (AIF) Infantry Battalion.   

Battle Honours  
South-West Pacific 1943-1945

Liberation of Australia,  New Guinea,      Bogadjim,  
Finisterres,                    Hongorai River,  Commando Road,  
Hari River,                     Ogorata River,   Mobiai River,           Mivo River

Areas Served  
Port Moresby  Tsilli Tsilli  Ramu Valley  Bogadjim  Madang  Bougainville  Torokina  Hammer Track  Hondorai  Mivo  Buin Road

Battalion Song Chorus

Fifty Seven Sixtieth  
We`re One And All, When Bugles Call.  
United We Stand, We Have No Fear Of Foe.  
Side By Side, Singing As We Go.  
Marching, Marching Gaily On Our Way.  
We`re Proud Of Our Colours, Prouder Every Day.  
Fifty Seven Sixtieth Of the Fifteen Brigade.

Unveiled by Bill Gilbert, a loyal and dedicated President since 1975
11 November 2008

Source: MA
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