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A plaque commemorates those who served in the 41st Battalion in World War One.
The 41st Battalion was raised at Bell’s Paddock Camp in Brisbane in February 1916 with recruits from Brisbane, northern Queensland and the northern rivers district of New South Wales. It formed part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division.
Compared to some AIF battalions, the 41st’s experience of the battles in Belgium during 1917 was relatively straightforward. It had a supporting role at Messines on 7 June, captured its objectives at Broodseinde on 4 October with little difficulty, and was spared the carnage of Passchendaele on 12 October.
The 41st participated in its last major action of the war between 29 September and 2 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal. The battalion was out of the line when the war ended, and was disbanded in May 1919.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.280691|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||February-1916|
|Actual Event End Date:||May-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||2012|
41st Battalion AIF
1916 - 1918
Battalion battle honours
Messines 1917 - Ypres 1917 - Polygon Wood - Broodseinde - Peolcappelle - Passchendaele - Somme 1918 - Ancre 1918 - Hamel - Amiens - Albert 1918 - Mont St Quentin - Hindenburg Line - St. Quentin Canal - France and Flanders 1916 - 18
In memory of all those who served and died
The lineage of the Battalion continues today through the 41st Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment, based in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales
"Mors ante pudorem"