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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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WALKER, John William Ernest

Service number VX41872
Staff Sergeant
2nd/2nd Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 10 Sep 1919

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WARREN, Alfred

Service number V10640
Warrant Officer Class 2
"Z" Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 25 Jan 1913

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STEPHEN, David Arthur

Service number SX12772
Corporal
2nd/5th Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 3 May 1920

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MCKAY, Robert Hugh

Service number SX15805
Private
2nd/7th Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 25 Apr 1909

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EDWARDS, Mason Kerrin

Service number 8486974
Lance Corporal
2nd Commando Regiment
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 20 Feb 1979

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WILLERSDORF, Jeffrey

Service number V305221
Warrant Officer Class 2
"Z" Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 8 May 1922

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OBST, Gustav Adolph

Service number P444
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 21 Mar 1900

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LE BRUN, Norman Stanley

Service number VX76818
Trooper
Born 22 Apr 1908

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