125th Anniversary of 31st Battalion (The Kennedy Regiment)Print Page
A memorial commemorates 125 years of continuous service of the 31st Battalion - Kennedy Regiment to the Australian Defence Force in Queensland.
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. 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:||Mitchell & Isley Streets, Army Museum, Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point, North Ward, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.240335|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 30th October, 2011|
Townsville (Garrison City) commemorates
125 years of continuous service of the
31st Battalion - Kennedy Regiment
to the Australian Defence Force
in North Queensland, since 1886.
Unveiled by Her Excellency the
Governor of Queensland
Ms Penelope Wensley AC
Erected by the
31st Infantry Battalion Association
Incorporated with Branches in Townsville
Ingham - Charters Towers - Burdekin and
Brisbane on 30th October, 2011,
to honour all who served.
Long Live the Battalion