2nd / 31st Battalion MemorialPrint Page
A monument commemorates members of the 2nd / 31st Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.
The 2/31st Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army that served during World War II. It was raised in June 1940 and was assigned to the 25th Brigade, 7th Division. It initially served in the United Kingdom where it undertook defensive duties before being moved to the Middle East in 1941. After taking part in the fighting in Syria and Lebanon, the battalion undertook garrison duties around Tripoli before being transferred back to Australia in 1942.
In late 1942 the battalion was sent to New Guinea to fight against the Japanese along the Kokoda Track. They subsequently fought a number of battles throughout 1942, 1943 and early 1944. Their last campaign came in mid-1945 when they landed on Borneo. After the war the battalion was disbanded in March 1946.
|Address:||Stanley Street & The Arbour, Memorial Park, South Brisbane, 4101|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.482698|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
HONOUR AND GLORY
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945
ERECTED BY 2/31 BATTALION
2/31 Infantry Battalion
Papua New Guinea
Syria Merdjayoun Jezzine
Kokoda Track Ioribaiwa
Oivi-Gorari Buna Gona