Where the 39th Battalion AIF is recognized

Australian War Memorial
The Shrine, Melbourne
- Avenue of Honour, Ballarat 

Where They Lie

- Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium
- Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

The men of the 39th Battalion AIF who did not return are recognized individually on Memorials and Rolls of Honour in the communities from which they came, and in Cemeteries and on Memorials in Europe near where they lie.

There are also memorials to the 3rd Division to which the 39th "belonged".

To date, only one memorial dedicated solely to the 39th Battalion has been located anywhere in Australia or Europe:

A tree in pride of place at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.

This is the large Lemon Scented Gum behind the flagpoles to the east of the forecourt.

At the foot of the tree a plaque with the 1st AIF badge simply says
“39th Battalion”

Appropriately, the “Wipers” sculpture was located adjacent to the 39th’s tree in the mid 1990’s.

The other pages in this section refer to memorials that honour all Australian servicemen in WW1, including the men of the 39th Battalion AIF. 


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