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31st Battalion : 05-October-2011
31st Battalion : 05-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The tree commemorates those who served with the 31st Infantry Battalion during World War One. It was planted on the 4th August 1934 by Mr. N.M. Freeman and was No. 89 in the ballot. 

The Battalion was raised at Enoggera in Brisbane as part of the 8th Brigade in August 1915.   It was formed with two companies from Queensland and two companies from Victoria and concentrated at Broadmeadows in Victoria before departing from Melbourne in October 1915 for Egypt. 


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


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31st Battalion

Source: MA,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au