2/9th Australian Battalion Memorial
Ornate timber Honour Board, with main relief of a 'Digger' supporting a rifle and the flag. There is a Rising Sun badge on the apex of the memorial and commemorative elements consist of enamelled unit badges, and Battle Honours, with numbers of Killed and Wounded.
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- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Honour board
- Commemorative services held
- The Shrine of Memories is utilised on ANZAC Day.
- Additional information
The 2/9th, the first Queensland battalion of the Second AIF, assembled for the first time at Redbank Camp in Brisbane on 13 November 1939. It became part of the 18th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division. After training at Redbank, and at Rutherford and Ingleburn in New South Wales, the 2/9th embarked with the brigade for the Middle East on 5 May 1940. En route to the Middle East, the 18th Brigade was diverted to the United Kingdom to bolster its defences following the fall of France. The 2/9th disembarked at Gourock in Scotland on 18 June and was subsequently based at Lopcombe Corner, near Salisbury, in England. The battalion relocated to Colchester in October and left the United Kingdom on 17 November. The 2/9th arrived in Egypt on 31 December 1940.
In Egypt in February 1941 the unit was transferred to the 7th Division, and between 1941 and the disbandment at Balikpapan on 3 January 1946, the unit gained the following Battle Honours:
North Africa, Giarabub, Defence of Tobruk, The Salient 1941, South-West Pacific 1942-1945, Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road, Cape Endaiadere-Sinemi Creek, Sanananda-Cape Killerton, Milne Bay.
(Source: Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au)
- Recorded by
- QLD War Memorial Register
- Date recorded
- 8 April 2009
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