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.
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.
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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.
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