2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial
This is a stone memorial in memory of the 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion. Originally formed in Victoria the battalion was later joined by Queenslanders and trained in the Blackall Ranges.
The stone is surrounded by garden beds, with a stone pathway, sign and flagpole between the memorial and the road.
2/14 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION FORMED IN VICTORIA IN APRIL 1940 AND LATER JOINED BY MANY QUEENSLANDERS CAMPED ON SITE.
11 MAY 1942 TO 5 AUGUST 1942 THE BATTALION TRAINED OVER A WIDE AREA FROM BLACKALL RANGES TO THE COAST AND MADE MANY FRIENDS IN THE DISTRICT BETWEEN 16 AUGUST 1942 AND 15 JANUARY 1943 THE BATTALION FOUGHT ON THE KOKODA TRACK AND AT GONA. ASSISTING TO DRIVE THE JAPANESE OUT OF PAPUA. 166 MEMBERS OF THE BATTALION GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THAT CAMPAIGN.
LEST WE FORGET
- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Additional information
On 6 August 2017 a rededication of the memorial was held at the site, which had been repaired and restored due to the efforts of Helen Cook of the Yandina/Eumundi RSL Sub Branch. A new sign and flagpole were added, and the gardens were expanded.
School captains from the local primary school were the guest speakers and the service was attended by the local federal MP; local council representative; local and district RSL presidents; school staff; 2/14 Assn. members, and local residents.
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Jeff Pickering, Department of Environment and Resource Management
2017 by Trevor Pryor Qld Representative, 2/14 Bn A
- Date recorded
- 25 March 2009