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2/9th and 2/12th Battalions Memorial

Description
Large stone boulder memorial, located in a memorial precinct, displaying a plaque. (Refer to additional images).
Location
Kilcoy RSL rooms, McCauley St - 76km south-west of Caloundra (D'Aguilar Highway), Kilcoy Qld 4515

Location of 2/9th and 2/12th Battalions Memorial

Inscription
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the men of the 2/12th Inf Bn, 18th Bde, AIF, who were encamped in the Kilcoy area after returning from service in the UK and North Africa, and in remembrance of all who served within its ranks in the 2nd World War 1939-1945.
Tribute is also paid to the people of Kilcoy and District for the kindness and hospitality extended to the members of the Battalion.
The Bn departed this area in August 1942 en route to New Guinea and played a major role in the battle of Milne Bay, inflicting the first land defeat on the Imperial Army of Japan. 16.2.1991.
Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Stone/Cairn/Plinth
Commemorative services held

To be confirmed

Additional information

KILCOY added a stone and plaque honouring 2/12th Inf Bn, 18th Brigade AIF on 16.2.1991.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
26 March 2009

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