Anzac Day – 31/42 RQR – Participation

The Battalion was heavily involved in Anzac Day commitments. Members supported commemorations in over 12 locations across the AO and we cannot be prouder of the Soldiers who represented the Battalion.
This level of support to the local community and ANZAC Day Commemorations is a great achievement.
Well done to all involved.

On a wider scale, members of 11 Brigade members proudly supported 150 Anzac Day events across Queensland and Northern New South Wales at schools, dawn services and memorials covering Muswellbrook in the South, north to Cairns, and west to Roma and many others in Brisbane and across regional Queensland.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Catafalque Party Member

Catafalque Party – Mt Morgan

Catafalque Party – Rockhampton

Boyne Island Catafalque Party

Catafalque Party – Gladstone

Catafalque Party – Mackay

Catafalque Party Member

Dawn Service – Cairns








Anzac Day – 31st Bn – Brisbane March

At the head of the 31st Battalion Association Anzac Day 2023 march in Brisbane were the banners of the 31 Bn Association, the 2/31 st Battalion and the 31/51 st Battalion. Banner bearers  had to battle a stiff breeze as they marched along Adelaide Street.

As usual, prior to the main Brisbane March, a small ceremony was held at the Memorial in South Bank to commemorate the 2/31st Battalion AIF.

Service at South Bank Memorial prior to the main Brisbane March

Anzac Day – 31st Bn Association – Brisbane – 2023

Members, & Friends – Please Refer to the Attached – VERSION 12 -April 2023 – ANZAC DAY ORDER OF MARCH  Pages 1 & 2 (This is the Latest Version) 
Page 1 Shows the Total ORDER OF MARCH – We will be Marching in GROUP 4 Section D & Position No 43. Step of 1015 Hrs
Page 8 shows GROUP 4 Section D – We are now Position 43. We form up NO LATER than 10.00AM – in GEORGE ST down near Mary St.(Look for our Banners)
We will have the 3 Banners – 31st Bn Banner, (Carriers Rory Wadeson & Peter Lewis) – It will be up by 10.00AM 
The 2/31st Bn Banner, (Carriers Noah Swan &  Sarah Crisp}  It will join us maybe a bit after 10 (after the 2/31st Bn Southbank Service)
The 31/51 Bn Banner   (Teresa Mayhew & her Sister. Daughters of Noel Pilcher) – It will be up by 10.00 AM
I’m appealing to all Members to make an effort to join us in the March. 

Unveiling of Plaques at Lutwyche Cemetery – Brisbane

On 15th April 2023 a service was held in Brisbane to mark the Unveiling Ceremony for the 247 Plaques of WW1 Diggers who died in Brisbane in the 1940s. The service was conducted at Lutwyche Cemetery by the Australian Remembrance Army in conjunction with the Toowong RSL sub branch. Among the Attendees were RSL members, members of Army Associations and relatives of those with new plaques on their graves. There was an Aussie Flag placed beside each new Plaque. The 31st Battalion was represented and Association member Mick James also  placed a Tribute specially created by our Honorary member in France, Pierre Seillier, for RSM Francis Law DCM. This was placed beside his Plaque in the Cemetery.
Mick James goes on to say, 

“I congratulated Cate Walker & Katrina Trevethan on the Australian Remembrance Army Facebook page. They have done an outstanding job in forming the Group, applying for the Grant, researching all the Personnel files, tracing relatives where possible, organising the production of the Plaques, composing the script on the Plaques in conjunction with relatives, where possible, and affixing the plaques to the concrete beams. They started in late 2020, laid the first plaque in August 2022 and probably won’t finish until some time in 2024. They deserve our sincere Congratulations, and encouragement & support to complete the Project. Thanks again Cate & Katrina .

Members Plaques attached to Concrete Beams in Lutwyche Cemetery


Members of 31st Battalion including RSM Francis Law DCM with the Tribute

Created by our Honorary Member in France Pierre Seillier

The Citation for Francis Law states

“For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed great determination on the right flank, and,

with about 10 men, attacked an enemy’s machine gun position, captured the gun,

and brought it back to the main position, where he held on all night. “