36 Battalion Park

Description: 

 
A community park with a flag pole and a small concrete monument supporting a plaque. The 36th Battalion was made up of many men from Leichhardt and the drill and training hall was originally on this site.
 
Other information/Links:
 
WW1 Origin of the 36th Battalion on the AWM site
 
Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk is Marghanita da Cruz's third book in a series, which explore today's Annandale, while delving into its past, a decade at a time.
Over 1200 locals left Australia as members of the Australian Imperial Force or to join British regiments. Annandale's Great War provides a self guided tour of the World War 1 honour boards and memorials around Annandale and the ANZACs whose names appear on them.

More about the book at:

http://ramin.com.au/walks/great-war-short-walk.shtml 

 

Inscription: 

 
36 Battalion Park This park was formally dedicated to those who served in the 36TH Australian Infantry Battalion during World War 2 by the Mayor of the Municipality of Leichhardt Alderman J.W. 'Bill' Brady on Saturday 12 October 1985 The battalion fought with distinction at Buna-Gona, Sananda Road, Liberation Of Australian New Guinea, South West Pacific 1942 – 1945 Many notable citizens of Leichhardt served their country in the battalion, which was raised in the Leichhardt District and trained in the Drill Hall which stood on this site.

 

Dedication: 

1985-10-12 00:00:00.0
 
Dixson Galleries, State Library of NSW - DG ON4/208 - with permission
 

Recorded By: 

Ms. Jane Williamson & Mrs. Janice Williams. Contributed to by Marghanita da Cruz
 

Established: 

1985
 
 

Location / Surrounding Area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Mackenzie St & Hill St
Leichhardt NSW 2040
 
 

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