Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion WW2 Memorial Back to Search

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Location Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The pathway contains 23 monuments, 22 with bronze plaques affixed to cement or granite blocks; several have two plaques. The main plaques are set on an angled face. One monument, the SAS, is a cut and polished black granite boulder with brass plaques affixed to the face.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 5 March 2000 by LIEUTENANT H.M.WEIR
Inscription

Insignia of the AIF

Coloured shoulder patch

2/3RD AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN BATTALION

FORMED ON THE 17TH JUNE 1940 AT WAYVILLE

UNDER THE COMMAND OF LT. COL.A.S. BLACKBURN V.C.

EMBARKED FROM WOODSIDE ON THE 8TH APRIL 1941 FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

SERVED IN PALESTINE, LEBANON & SYRIA

710 OFFICERS & MEN TAKEN PRISONER OF WAR IN JAVA

ON THE 8TH MARCH 1942

REMAINDER OF BATTALION REINFORCED IN AUSTRALIA

UNDER THE COMMAND OF LT. COL. R.R. GORDON

UNIT THEN SERVED IN NEW GUINEA, MERAUKE, AITAPE & WEWAK

LEST WE FORGET

KINDLY SPONSORED BY  DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Adelaide City Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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