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Location Ring Road, Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory, South Gippsland - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The cairn, which cost about £1.600, is at Tidal River, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 16 November 1964 by Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, Lieut.- Gen. Sir Edmund Herring
Inscription

Front Inscription
This cairn was erected to commemorate the birthplace of the commando in Australia and in memory of all commandos who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II.

During 1941 and 1942 the 1st to 8th Independent Companies, the colour patches of which appear hereon and two New Zealand Units, were formed and trained in Darby and Tidal River areas. Subsequently Z and M Special Units, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Commando Squadrons and Commando Regiments were formed. Commando training was continued thereafter at Canungra, Fraser Island and elsewhere in Northern Queensland and Garden Island Western Australia.

Erected under the auspices of
THE COMMANDO ASSOCIATION (VICTORIA)
BY AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS

Unveiled by
LIEUTENANT GENERAL THE HONOURABLE
SIR EDMUND HERRING
K.C.M.G., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., E.D.,
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA
at a dedication ceremony held on
the 15th day of November 1964

Left Side Inscription
Honour Roll

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice during WW2
[ Names ]

Back Inscription
Honour Roll

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice during WW2
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
Honour Roll

Those who made the supreme sacrifice in WW2 assisting commandos
[ Names ]

Commandos who made the supreme sacrifice post WW2
[ Names ]

Those who made the supreme sacrifice assisting post WW2 commandos
[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity
AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO MEMORIAL

Rededicated by
Hon. John Brumby, MP
Premier of Victoria
18 November 2007

"Lest we forget"

Australian Commando Association

Condition

Good

Names

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FLETCHER, Roland Bernard

Service number NX80005
Corporal
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 May 1916

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PAINE, Robert Langsford

Service number SX10876
Private
1st Independent Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Mar 1913

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STEWART, Clair Mack

Service number WX15839
Corporal
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Feb 1910

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FILEWOOD, Arthur Wesley

Service number QX6556
Corporal
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 11 Nov 1918

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STEPHENSON, Peter Owen Ivangh

Service number QX53988
Trooper
2nd/9th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Feb 1925

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APLIN, Timothy James

Service number 8251206
Private
2nd Commando Regiment
Australian Army
Born 26 May 1972

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REDHEAD, Frank Alfred Ernest

Service number VX51729
Lieutenant
Born 6 Sep 1920

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MCKAY, Robert Hugh

Service number SX15805
Private
2nd/7th Independent Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Apr 1909

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