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31st Infantry Battalion Association Inc.

Dedicated to former and current members of the 31st Infantry Battalion Association Inc,
and to veterans of the 31st/51st Battalion AIF and 2/31st Infantry Battalion AIF

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Recent Stories

Sgt David Emmet Coyne – Albert Medal Gold

David Emmet Coyne (1896-1918), soldier and farmer, was born on 14 March 1896 at Ballinrush, near Mackay, Queensland, eighth child of David Emmet Coyne, farmer, and his wife Anne, née …
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Sgt Cyril Kirby MM and Pte JJ Goulding – Historic Links at Fromelles

This interesting piece of history which recently came to light, purely by member, Chris Hamilton, based in Longreach, reading an article in the “Barcoo Independant” . Chris followed up to …
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Vale – WO2 Alf Cumberland – 103yrs

The following message has been received from the Secretary of the Brisbane Branch of the 31st Battalion Association Tony Wadeson – It is with great sadness that I advise you …
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Interesting News Item – Maj S.A. Nottingham V.D.

The following interesting news item was researched by Association member Mick James: I’ve recently come across an Obituary of one of the earliest and long serving Kennedy Regiment soldiers. I …
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Pte Harry Boughton MM – Greta NSW

Tim Lewis, who is our Liaison Officer for 2/31st Battalion matters has a particular interest in the town of Greta NSW. His great grandfather happened to be Mayor of the …
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Vale – Captain Merv Short

The Secretary of the Brisbane Branch of the Association, Tony Wadeson has passed on the following sad message: It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Merv …
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31st Infantry Battalion Association

Lest We Forget

Memorial To Billy Sing DCM Croix de Guerre (Belgium) in Luwyche Cemetery, Brisbane