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The Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool : 23-April-2011
The Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool : 23-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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
Long: 146.261925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1972
Front Inscription
Source: SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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