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11-September-2014
11-September-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Stanley Street & The Arbour, Memorial Park, South Brisbane, 4101
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.482698
Long: 153.025629
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

         TO THE
HONOUR AND GLORY
       OF OUR
FALLEN COMRADES
   WORLD WAR II
       1939 - 1945
ERECTED BY 2/31 BATTALION
            A.I.F.

Plaque :

2/31 Infantry Battalion
1940  1946

England  Egypt
Syria        Palestine
Papua     New Guinea
Dutch Borneo
Syria       Merdjayoun  Jezzine
Kokoda Track               Ioribaiwa
Oivi-Gorari                    Buna  Gona
Lae  Nadzab
Ramu Valley
Balikpapan

 

 

Source: MA,SKP, QWMR
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