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31st Battalion AIF
31st Battalion AIF
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The plaque commemorates the members of the 31st Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action 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 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.


Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466463
Long: 153.026491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1934
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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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au