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2/33 Battalion Plaque/ March 2013
2/33 Battalion Plaque/ March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates all those who served with the 2nd / 33rd Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

The 2rd / 33rd Infantry Battalion was one of three formed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 1940 to create the 25th Infantry Brigade. The battalion’s personnel were drawn from throughout the Australian force that had arrived in Britain earlier in the month and manpower shortages meant the battalion included only three rifle companies instead of the usual four. The battalion was deployed in 1942 to Papua to reinforce the battered Australian units on the Kokoda Trail.


Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads, 2485
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:27-June-1940
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

2 / 33 Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.

Syrian Frontier / Gona / Merjayoun / Lae Road
Kokoda Trail / Shaggy Ridge / Toribaiwa / Balikpapan
Eora Creek - Templetons Crossing / Milford Highway

                 Strike Hard

England     Egypt                         Syria
Palestine    Papua New Guinea   Borneo

In Honour Of All Who Served And To The
Eternal Memory Of Those Who Did Not Return     

Source: MA
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