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Memorial pool commemorates soldiers of the Kennedy Regiment.
The 31st Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (31 RQR) was a Reserve Infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Although it was officially formed as 31 RQR in 1965 the battalion can trace its lineage back to units formed in 1881 as part of the colonial defence forces of the state of Queensland.
In 1881 a number of Volunteer Independent Rifle Companies were raised at Charters Towers, Townsville and Ravenswood. In 1886 these companies were brought together to form the 3rd Queensland (Kennedy) Regiment, consisting of a number of volunteer companies and partially paid militia based in the North Military Region with its headquarters and two rifle companies based in Townsville, and three more rifle companies in Charters Towers, Ravenswood and then later at Mackay
The regimental title of the 'Kennedy Regiment' was derived because the area in which the unit was raised had been explored largely by Edmund Kennedy in the mid-19th Century.
|Address:||Plummer & Church Street, Charters Towers, 4820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.070039|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1972|
KENNEDY REGIMENT MEMORIAL POOL