14 and 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries Memorial, The Garrison Church

Description

A brass plaque with the artillery insignia and the batteries colour insignia above the inscription. The memorial is located on the inside left wall of the church.

Inscription

To the Glory of God.

14 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery 2 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery.

These batteries were the first Australian Army Units in this country's history to engage forces attacking the Australian mainland when 242 Japanese aircraft bombed and strafed Darwin on 19th February 1942.

Total Darwin area casualties - 243 killed, 300 wounded.

The enemy attacked Darwin on 64 occasions.

Address
The Garrison Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church,
Argyle and Lower Fort Streets,
Millers Point NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ms Jane Williamson
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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