Tweed Heads 7th Australian Division 2nd A.I.F. Second World War Memorial Plaque

Tweed Heads 7th Australian Division 2nd A.I.F. Second World War Memorial PlaqueGarden beds with plaques along the Tweed Heads Memorial WalkwayGarden beds with plaques along the Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway
Description

The memorial is a bronze plaque dedicated to all who served in the 7th Australian Division of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) during the Second World War. At the top of the plaque are the military insignias of the Australian Commonwelth Military Forces and the division. 

The memorial is located along the Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway in Chris Cunningham Park. It is attached to a lattice frame, set within a garden bed. It is one of a number of plaques commemorating Australian military units and organisations positioned throughout the area.  

Excerpt from the Australian War Memorial:

Part of the 17th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division, the 2/7th Battalion opened its headquarters at the Royal Melblourne Showgrounds on 25 October 1939. It relocated to the newly-established camp at Puckapunyal on 3 November to carry out its basic training, and departed Melbourne for service overseas on 15 April 1940.

The 2/7th arrived in the Middle East on 17 May, and from there served in eastern Libya. Following this, it deployed to Greece in early April 1941, then Crete and Syria. In mid-January 1943, it met the Japanese in New Guinea. Returning briefly to Australia on 6 October 1943, the division were sent back to New Guinea in 1944. It finally returned to Australia on 18 December 1945, where it was disbanded at Puckapunyal  the following February.

Chris Cunningham Park is a site of Anzac Day and other commemorative services.

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE
7th AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
2nd A.I.F. 1940 - 1945

18th BRIGADE 21 BRIGADE 25 BRIGADE

Tobruk - Syria - Egypt - MilneBay
New Guinea - Kokodak Track- Buna - Gona
Sanananda - Ramu Valley - Shaggy Ridge- Lae
Finchafen - Borneo - Balikpapan - Vasey Hwy - Milford Hwy - Hill 87- Hill Parramatta

Remembering Our Mates Who Did Not Return

Lest We Forget

Address
Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway
Chris Cunningham Park Wharf Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Local Government Area
  • Tweed Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2014
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
2014-05-25
Dedication date
25 May 2014
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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