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2nd / 5th Battalion : 9-March-2012
2nd / 5th Battalion : 9-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 5th Infantry Battalion during World War Two. 


Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1997
Front Inscription

1939     1945 
2 / 5 Australian Infantry Battalion  
17th Brigade  6th Division

Campaigns in Bardia,
Greece, Syria,
Wau - Salamaua, Aitape - Wewak

The 2/5 together with the 2/3 Battalion were the only two AIF Infantry Battalions to have fought all the King's enemies.

219 Killed, 402 wounded, 113 P.O.W.s
2995 served in the Battalion 

Bar to DSO 1  DSO 1  OBE 1  MBE 3  MC + Bar 1  MC 13  DCM 6  MM 21  MID 60  Silver Star US 1

A fine proud unit.  

Lest We Forget

Presented to the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre by the 2 / 5 Battalion Association 1997

Source: MA
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