THE WHISPERING BOOMERANG

The OFFICIAL WEBSITE of the

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

 and to Former and Current members of 31st/42nd Battalion The Royal Queensland Regiment

Patrick Bugden VC

Jim Gordon VC

Recent Stories

New Comd 11 Brigade – Brig Richard Pearce

The following report on the appointment of the new Comd 11 Bde written by Capt Cath Batch appeared in the Australian Government Defence website (defence.gov.au). …11 Brigade held a ceremony …

Hearty Congratulations To Centenarian Member Norm Snell

The Secretary of the Charters Towers Branch of the  31st Inf. Bn. Assoc., Vic Nichol, had previously extended an invitation to all of our members to celebrate the Hundredth Birthday …

31/42RQR Support for the Unveilling of Statue of Army Nursing Sister

Members of 31/42RQR travelled to Blackall to provide support for a Ceremony honouring a WW1 member of the Army Nursing Service. Once just a name on the Blackall State School …

LTCOL Frederick William Toll DSO and Bar

The following is a contribution located by Association member Mick James – “I don’t think I have posted this before. It is a report on the Battle of Fromelles (referred …

End of Year Lunch 2023 – Townsville Branch

The following message was received from Paul Ellems, President of Townsville Branch of 31st Battalion Association: Greetings to all members and those interested in the 31st Bn …

Remembrance Day – 2023 – Townsville

Remembrance Day in Townsville was a day of activity for Ian Reid who, prior to retirement a few years back, was an officer of 31/42RQR. He gives a brief report …

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