Bathurst Army Camp Memorial Wall

Jane Williamson
Description

The wall of concerte bricks carries a number of unit plaques. The Property was an Army camp from 1940 until the end of World War II.The memorial is located at the entrance to the Bathurst Sheep and Cattle Drome.

Inscription

1st Plaque

To Commemorate That The 2/13 Infantry Battalion (20th Infantry Brigade) Australian Imperial Force Trained In This Bathurst Camp 23rd August 1940 To 19th October 1940

Leaving Here To Embark For Active Service Overseas 1940 To 1945

Middle East, Pacific, Er Regima, Defence Of Tobruk, (New Guinea) Lae, Finschhafen, Ed Duda Relief Of Toburk, El Alamein, (Borneo) Brunei Lutong-Miri

 

2nd Plaque

Tobruk - Libya, El Alamein - Egypt, Lae Finschhafen, Brunei - Seria Jivevaneng - New Guinea, Borneo

What we have - We hold

Dedicated To The Gallant Members of the 2/17th Infantry Battalion Australian Imperial Force Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War 25th August To 19th October 1940

Prior To Embarkation For Service Overseas

Unveiled 20th September 2003

LEST WE FORGET

 

3rd Plaque

North Africa, Papua, Tobruk, New Guinea El Alamein, Borneo

To Commemorate That HQ 20th Infantry Brigade And 20th Infantry Anti Tank Company Australian Imperial Force Command by Brigadier J J Murray DSO MC Trained In This Bathurst Camp 23rd August To 19th October 1940

Leaving Here To Embark For Service Overseas 1940 To 1945

 

4th Plaque

Kokoda Track, Nadzab, Soputa, Dumpu 1942 - 43 1943 - 44 Paulatim

Little By Little

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of The 2/4 Field Ambulance 7th Division A.I.F. Who Trained In This Camp In 1940 And Served In The Middle East Campaigns In North Africa And Syria - The New Guinea Campaigns 1942 - 1944 In The Owen Stanley Ranges And Markham And Ramu Valleys - In The Landings At Balikpapn And Borneo In 1945

Unveiled 20th September 2003

LEST WE FORGET

 

5th Plaque 

Damour, Milne Bay Buna, Syria, Sananandu, Balikpapan, New Guinea,

Ubique Whither Right and Renown Lead

Dedicated In Honour Of Comrades Who Served With 2/5th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery Australian Imperial Force 1939 - 1945

And In Honouring Memory Of Those That Did Not Return

Unveiled 20th September 2003

LEST WE FORGET

 

6th Plaque

Egypt, Lae, Syria, Finschhafen, Salamaua Borneo,

Ubique Whither Right and Renown Lead

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of The 2/6th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery Seventh Division - Australian Imperial Force Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War 10th September To 14th November 1940

Prior To Embarkation For Active Service Overseas

Unveiled 20th September 2003

LEST WE FORGET

 

7th Plaque

7th Division, 2nd A.I.F. Engineers 1939 - 1945

Facimus et frangimus

We make and We break

In Memory Of Those Who Marched Here From Ingleburn

Trained Here And Later Served Overseas 2/4th 2/5th 2/6th Field Companies - Mobile Bath Palestine - Western Desert - Torbruk - Syria - Java - Papua - New Guinea - Balikpapan

Unveiled 20th September 2003

LEST WE FORGET

 

8th Plaque

Germanchen Bridge, Woodlands Oil Depot, Segamat Johore, ranji Jan 1942

Dedicated To Our Comrades Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice 2/12 Fld Coy R.A.E. 8th Australian Division Who Trained On This Site During The Second World War November 1940 To July 1941

LEST WE FORGET

 

9th Plaque

Ambon, New Guinea, Bougainville, Singapore Darwin, Timor, Malaya

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of Signals 8th Australian Division Australian Imperial Force Who Trained On This Site During The Second World War November 1940 To May 1941

Prior To Embarkation For Active Service

LEST WE FORGET

 

10th Plaque

Singapore, New Guinea, Ambon, Timor, Darwin, Malaya 1941 - 1942

Per Oneri

For Honour Dedicated To The Gallant Soldiers Of The 8th Australian Division A.A.S.C. Australian Army Service Corps We Serviced All Three Brigades During Their Training And At Battle Stations

LEST WE FORGET

 

11th Plaque

Malaya Singapore, Borneo Thailand, New Britain, Burma, Japan

Dedicated To The Members Of 2/10 Field Ambulance Australian Imperial Force 27th Brigade 8th Australian Division Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War October 1940 To July 1941

Prior To Embarkation For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

12th Plaque

18th Aust. Field Regiment R.A.A 5 Brigade 2 Division

To The Memory Of Those Who Trained Here October 1941 To 1942 C.O. L/Col W. Rigney

 

13th Plaque

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of HQ 22 Infantry Brigade Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War And Were On Active Service Against The Japanese Forces Malaya And Singapore

LEST WE FORGET

 

14th Plaque

A.A.M.C. 8 Aust Div Australian Army Medical Corps And A.A.N.S. Sisters And Nurses

Dedicated To Our Magificent Doctors ... But For Them, So Few Of Us Would Have Survived

Sir A. Coates - A.Hobbs - S.Krantz - E.Fisher B.Hunt - K.Fagan - Roy Mills - L.Cahill P.Hendry - R.Puflett - R.Richards - F.Cahill .............And So Many Others

THEY ARE ALL REVERED

 

15th Plaque

Malaya 1941 - 1942 Prison Of War Singapore, Singapore Burma, Thailand Borneo,Japan 15 Feb 1942 - 15 Aug 1945

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of HQ 27th Infantry Brigade Australian Imperial Force Who Trained In This Camp During Second World War February 1941 To July 1941

Prior To Embarkation For Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

16th Plaque

Singapore, Johore, Jemaluang, Malaya 1941 - 1942

Legionis Lampada Tradamus Hand on the torch of legion

Dedicated To The Memory Of The Members Of 2/18 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 22nd Brigade 8th Australian Division Who Trained On This Site During Second World War November 1940 To February 1941 And Departed From Here For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

17th Plaque

Singapore Island, Johore, The Muar, Malaya 1941 - 1942

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of 2/29 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 27th Brigade 8th Australian Division Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War 24 February 1941 To July 1941 Prior To Embarkation For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

18th Plaque

Malaya 1941, Nithsdale Estates, Mersing, Kranji, Endua, Singapore 1942

Second to None

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of 2/20 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 22nd Brigade 8th Australian Division Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War Prior To Embarkation For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

19th Plaque

Malaya 1941 - 1942, Ayer Hitam, Segamat, Namazi Estate, Yong Peng, Singapore

Never Unprepared

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of 2/26 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 27th Brigade 8th Australian Division Who Trained In This Camp During The Second World War Prior To Embarkation For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

20th Plaque

Singapore Island, Johore, Gemas, Malaya 1941 - 1942

Play the game

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of 2/30 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 27th Brigade 8th Australian Division Commanded By Lt. Col. F.G. Galleghan (Later Brgadier) DSO, OBE, ED, ISO. 27 February To 29 July 1941 Prior To Embarkation For Active Service In Malaya

LEST WE FORGET

 

21st Plaque

Singapore, Johore, The Muar, Malaya 1941 - 1942

Fortiter RT Fideliter Body and Faithfully

Dedicated To The Gallant Members Of 2/19 Battalion Australian Imperial Force 22nd Brigade 8th Brigade 5 November 1940 To 1 February 1941

LEST WE FORGET

Address
624 Limekilns Road,Rossmore Park
Forest Grove NSW 2795
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Jane Williamson
Established date
2002
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