Beachport Military Explosive Memorial

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Millicent Road, Beachport, South Australia

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No camping allowed. Memorial is at the opposite end to where the toilets are. A German Navy Ship laid out several mines in this area in World War 2. One mine was washed ashore. Two Australian Navy personnel were attempting to discharge it when it exploded, killing the men. They were the first Australians to die on Australian soil in World War 2.

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Lat: -37.47411 Lng: 140.031728

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MareeMcB

An interesting story about why the mine memorial is there in tribute to the sailors who lost their lives in this accident.

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