Anzac Day 2019 – 31st Bn

The 31st Battalion Association was well represented at the Anzac Day march through the city of Brisbane this year. Additionally, we had WW2 veteran from the 31st/51st Battalion, Noel Pilcher, from Bowen in a wheel chair in front of our 31st/51st Battalion Banner. After the march our main group of 16 were joined by a couple of extras for a photo (see photo below). We then adjourned to the Grand Central Hotel where we had 2 tables booked. Lunch and enjoyable fellowship followed.


31 Bn Association (Brisbane members)


One of our Victorian members Peter Nelson has sent pictures of the march through Melbourne (see below and photo at head of this article).


The 31st Battalion Banner being paraded through Melbourne


Anzac Day 2019 – 2nd/31st Bn Memorial

Before the main March in Brisbane on ANZAC Day 2019, 31st Battalion Association Secretary Tony, Committee member Mick and member Tim Lewis attended the 2/31st Battalion Service at the Memorial at Southbank. This photo of Tony and Mick with 2/31st Battalion veteran, 101 year old Alf Cumberland. Alf who is a Veteran of the New Guinea and Balikpapan campaigns turns 102 in Sept 2019. Well done Alf. Still going strong. Thanks for your service past and present.