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The tree markers commemorate those who served with the 42nd Infantry Battalion during both World Wars. 

The markers are under the pine trees to either side of the Mount Morgan War memorial and are marked 42 A1 RIP bearing the names of battle areas, eg. Charlie Hill, Passchendaele-Somme, Milne Bay, Amiens, SWP Komiatum, Messines.

The Battalion was raised as part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during World War One.  It was established at Enoggera in December 1915, forming part of the 11th Brigade in the 3rd Division. It subsequently served on the Western Front in France and Belgium in 1916–18 before being disbanded on 22 October 1918.

In 1921, the battalion was reformed as part of the Citizens Forces becoming known as the 42nd Battalion (Capricornia Regiment).

Following the outbreak of World War Two, the battalion held a number of training exercises and camps until 1941, before being mobilised in March 1942 as part of the 29th Brigade, in the 5th Division. It subsequently served in New Guinea fighting against the Japanese during 1943–44 and on Bougainville in 1945, before being disbanded on 7 May 1946.



Address:Morgan & West Streets, ANZAC Park, Mount Morgan, 4714
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.645518
Long: 150.384906
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
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