Bundaberg Milne Bay-Kokoda Memorial

Location of Bundaberg Milne Bay-Kokoda Memorial

Lions Remembrance Park, Electra Street
Bundaberg West QLD 4670

Bronze plaque mounted on a marble plinth. Below which are displayed the three badges of the services: RAN, Rising Sun, RAAF.

The memorial is dedicated to the 2165 individuals who inflicted the first defeat on the Japanese at Milne Bay, between July 1942 and January 1943. In additon, it commemorates other who served and died in other battles in the South-West Pacific between 1942 and 1945.

Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of 2165 heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice between July 1942 and January 1943 while inflicting the first ever defeat on the Japanese Army in W.W.II.

Also remembering those who laid down their lives in later campaigns. In Papua and New Guinea from 1943-45. The heroism displayed in horrendous conditions for all who served in the various campaigns resulted in the salvation of Australia from imminent invasion. Saluting the parts played by the R.A.N, the A.I.F., and A.M.F., the R.A.A.F. and the Nurses in the Medical Units.

This was their finest hour

Lest We Forget

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held
Part of the Battle for Australia, Australian National Flag and International Mariners Day service - 10am, 3 September.
Recorded by
Leone Wilson, Secretary, Wide Bay and Burnett District RSL
Date recorded
30 June 2009

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