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Location Jubilee Park, Alfred Street, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Type Monument
Description

Grey Grantie with brass plaque

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of 205 members of the 2/12 Battalion, many from Mackay who died in gaining an Australian victory at Milne Bay, where they spearheaded the counter attack against the Japanese Marines. This was the enemy`s first defeat, followed by further victories against the Japanese at Goodenough Island, Buna and Sanananda in 1942 - 3. This magnificent feat of arms helped save Australia from invasion, truly a great Battalion.

Erected by 2 / 12 Bn. Assoc., Veterans` Affairs and Mackay City Council

Condition

Good

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