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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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PAINE, Robert Langsford

Service number SX10876
Private
1st Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 Mar 1913

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PAGE, Robert Charles

Service number NX19158
Captain
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Jul 1920

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O'DWYER, James Joseph

Service number QX38645
Sergeant
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 19 Sep 1921

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POTTS, Albert James

Service number VX43909
Sergeant
Born 6 Apr 1920

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BELL, Alfred William Paul

Service number VX79445
Lance Corporal
2nd/5th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 Apr 1914

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SLAVEN, Bernard Joseph

Service number NX54368
Private
Born 25 Nov 1916

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CAMPBELL, Archie Gordon Patrick

Service number QX5791
Corporal
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Mar 1920

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STEPHEN, David Arthur

Service number SX12772
Corporal
Born 3 May 1920

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