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2/10 Field Regiment RAA Plaque

Description
Plaque dedicated by the unit Association, remembering the losses of individuals friom the unit across South-East Asia, during the Second World War. Unit colour patch insignia included.
Location
Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of 2/10 Field Regiment RAA Plaque

Inscription
Refer to image
Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Plaque
Additional information

Queensland's 2/10th Field Regiment was formed in July 1940 at Redbank Camp, Brisbane, as one of the 8th Division's three artillery regiments. The division's other two regiments were the 2/14th and 2/15th Field Regiments.

The unit was serving in Singapore in 1942 when the island fortress fell to the Japanese. For the next three-and-a-half years the men had to endure the brutality of being a prisoner of war. Initially imprisoned in the sprawling Changi prisoner of war camp, it was not long before members of the 2/10th were allocated to external work parties. The first parties were dispatched around Singapore and southern Malaya, but later 2/10th members found themselves bound for the camps along the Thailand-Burma Railway and to Borneo. Other prisoners were sent to Japan and Sumatra. Of the 834 officers and men of the regiment who became prisoners, 270 died. The surviving prisoners were liberated in late August 1945 and began returning to Australia almost immediately.
(Source: Australian War Memorial - www.awm.gov.au)

Recorded by
QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
17 April 2009

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