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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

Patrick Bugden VC

Jim Gordon VC

Recent Stories

Australian War Memorial – VC Awardees Display

The following story was uncovered by Association member Mick James. Having just returned from a visit to the AWM, I totally agree that this new display is a fitting addition …
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Vale – Ron Costabeber

Please find the undermentioned notification from Association President Greg Stokie, concerning the passing of long time stalwart of the Association – Ron Costabeber.
Ron Costabeber – RIP Tony
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Vale – Mrs Gwenyth Lewis

I regret to advise the passing of Mrs. Gwenyth Lewis.  Gwenyth was the wife of Major Aub Lewis (Decd) former Platoon Commander of 10PL – B Coy 2/31st Bn at …
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Visit to Alstonville – Home of Paddy Bugden VC

Regular contributor of articles to our website, Mick James, tells us of his visit over Christmas to the hometown of Patrick Bugden VC: — I spent Christmas in Ballina with …
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Anzac Dawn Service – Origins

Members please find the attached article prepared by our own:- WO1 Ray “Dasher” Deed BEM LS MSM MID, (Retrd). – (Korean & Vietnam Veteran) in relation to the “Dawn Service …
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31st/42nd Battalion Newsletter – December 2020

The 31st/42nd Battalion Newsletter was issued in December 2020. Cliick on the Link Below for the latest edition. 31-42 RQR Battalion Newsletter Dec 2020
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Lest We Forget

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