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31st Battalion AIF
31st Battalion AIF
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Memorial Tablet commemorates the members of the 31st Battalion Australian Imperial (A.I.F.) who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War One.

At the Battalion's reunion on the 11th August 1933, Colonel Toll told the gathering that the proposed memorial tablet would be ready for the unveiling by the Governor on Anzac Day 1934.
The Brisbane Courier, 12th August 1933.

The 31st Battalion was raised as part of the 8th Brigade at Enogerra, on the outskirts of Brisbane, in August 1915. Some of the battalion’s companies, however, were also raised at Broadmeadows Camp in Victoria. In early October, these two elements were united at Broadmeadows, and the battalion sailed from Melbourne the following month.

The 31st Battalion fought its first major battle at Fromelles on 19 July 1916, having only entered the front-line trenches 3 days previously. The attack was a disastrous introduction to battle for the 31st - it suffered 572 casualties, over half of its strength.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466463
Long: 153.026491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1934
Front Inscription

1914           1918  
31st. BATTALION 
         A.I.F. 
IN MEMORY OF 
OFFICERS And 
MEN  Who Made 
THE SUPREME 
 SACRIFICE

Enlistments 3640
Killed in Action )
Died of Wounds) 575
Other Casualties 1533

 

 

Source: MA,SKP
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