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31st Battalion AIF


Have had an interest in this my grandfather's battalion for some time, now increasing the interest to serious. Would appreciate any information, tips [sign in to see URL] re this the 31st Battalion. Was a Queensland/Victorian Battalion.
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Re: 31st Battalion AIF


G'Day there, Bluegum.
You may have to procure(if you have not already) Volumes III, IV, V and VI of Bean's 'Official History of Australia in the First World War'to find out more.
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No Unit History for the 31st Bn according to "Shaping History" by Trigellis- Smith

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Thanks fellas
Will get Bean.
Trying to suss out what info available at Jezzine Barracks Museum, but being in Melbourne and them in Townsville, bit [sign in to see URL] been there? Worth a trip?
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I am in Sydney so cannot assist with Townsville question

FYI-You can expect to pay from about $50- for each of the vol's of Bean.

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Re: 31st Battalion AIF


The 31st must be one of the few battalion histories left to write.

Bluegum, if you access the unit histories of other battalions of the 8th Brigade such as the 30th Bn or Ron Austin's 29th it may give you an idea of what areas the battalion served in at least.
The 30th Battalion's history is one of my favourites and would recommend it if you get a chance to read it.

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Bluegum, I received an email from Alexander Fax Books in Canberra last week. They have some of the UQP reprints on sale now for a reasonable price. Check their website, via google. If not listed, give them a call, as they have only just come in.
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Thanks Graeme
Ordered Bean, funny how these volumes just mentioned the other day by DiggerDave now show up. Plastics in meltdown as also just picked up some other volumes.
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Peter, you will appreciate the Bean volumes. They are an amazing source, and readable from cover to cover (it takes some time though!).
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G'day All,
Just an update.
Had success in getting Bean, Purple and Gold,and Ellis, already had Black and Gold.
More importantly found out unit history being written by a lady from Ingham,Qld. and established a contact with a Battalion Newsletter.
Finally this battalion may be remembered for their efforts, in the words of LT Col FW Toll, "These men did splendid work"
Still appreciate any further info and will update future events.
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