The Kokoda Walk of Honour
The Official opening of the Kokoda Walk of Honour, was attended by approximately 200 members of the 3 Associations involved, at 11.00 am, Sunday 25th February at the One Tree Hill picnic ground Lord Somers Rd, Tremont VIC 3785.
For a list of the displayed panels
The Walk displays panels dedicated to individuals who took part in fighting in PNG. Initially there will be 20 panels on display and at any given time there will be 4 each from the 39th, 2/14 and 2/16 Battalions. The balance will be made up from other Units who fought there.
Panels, stored by Parks staff, will be rotated at regular intervals so the memorial will be always changing.
To arrange a panel to honour a soldier, please see the attached order form and payment details.
For consistency, panels will be like the attachment below. Some historical data sources may vary so check a few for accuracy before completing the application form, link below.
The completed form and a good quality photo should be emailed the the address on the form.
Some suggested sites to check are:
- our website http://39battalion.com/history/the-men
- DVA nominal roll http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/home
- You can search for an individual’s World War Two service details, print a commemorative certificate, provide feedback, and print a permission letter to use a service badge for commemorative purposes
- best of all are the National Archives, copies of the actual papers from which the information is contained. You may have to request a digital copy be made available, for a small fee, of the individual veteran. Some already have a small drawing of a notepad on the right hand end of the second blue line on the personal record. Just put a name or service number in the search bar on this link National Archive