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2/1st AIF 6th Division Plaque / March 2013
2/1st AIF 6th Division Plaque / March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates the 2nd / 1st Infantry Battalion of the 6th Division which served in World War Two.

The Battalion was raised at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, on 16 October 1939 as part of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division. It relocated to the newly-opened Ingleburn Camp on 2 November and, after conducting basic training there, embarked for overseas service on 10 January 1940.

Disembarking in Egypt on 13 February 1940, the 2/1st moved to Palestine, where it was concentrated with the rest of the 16th Brigade at Julis near Gaza. The brigade trained in Palestine until the end of August, when it moved to Egypt to carry out its final preparations for active service with the 6th Division.


Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads , 2485
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544186
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:Saturday 17th October, 2009
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                 6th DIVISION AIF
                    1939 – 1945

              Bardia                    Tobruk
              Greece                  Crete
              Kokoda Trail          Aitape - Wewak

Dedicated By The First Battalion Association on 17th October 2009
                  We Will Remember Them


Source: MA
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