2/30th Battalion Commemorative Plaque



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As part of the Australian War Memorial Development Project the plaque will be behind construction fencing from mid-October 2022 through to October 2023

During this time the plaque will be unavailable to view

Where is the Plaque located?

Captain Reg. Saunders Courtyard area (Western Courtyard)
Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT

Western courtyard


The 2/30th Battalion Commemorative Plaque is located in the Western Courtyard, near the gravel steps, that lead up to the sculpture of Simpson and his Donkey.


The plaque has been placed on the concrete kerb, at the foot of the steps, on the right hand side.

2/30 Battalion plaque

When was the Plaque Dedication Ceremony?

Tuesday, 20th March, 2007

Ceremony commenced at 10.00 a.m.


A special ceremony was held to dedicate a Plaque in memory of the men who served with 2/30 Battalion AIF.

Order of Service - commenced at 10.00 am

  • Welcome address - Steve Gower AO, Director, Australian War Memorial

  • Opening prayer - Chaplain Geoffrey Traill

  • Commemorative address - Mr Iain Huntley, President, 2/30th Battalion AIF Association

  • Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque - Mr Alex Dandie, Patron, 2/30th Battalion AIF Association and Mr Bill Desmet, 2/30th Battalion AIF Association

  • Dedication of Plaque - Chaplain Geoffrey Traill

  • Lament

  • The Ode - Mr James Busine, 2/30th Battalion AIF Association

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

Response - We will remember them

  • Last Post

  • One minute's silence

  • Rouse

Lest we forget

Response - Lest we forget

  • The National Anthem

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We've golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature's gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history's page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

  • Closing Prayer - Chaplain Geoffrey Traill

  • Thanks and farewell - Mr Greg Allardice, 2/30th Battalion AIF Association

  • Acknowledgements -
    Officiating Chaplain, Chaplain Geoffrey Traill, Army Chaplain, Royal Military College of Australia
    Bugler, Musician Matthew Creek, Band of the Royal Military College of Australia
    Piper, Musician Adam Cameron-Taylor, Band of the Royal Military College of Australia


Last updated 12/11/2022