World War I Memorial Plaques

11th Australian Light Horse Regiment

11th Australian Light Horse Regiment

The 11th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), consisted of two squadrons from Queensland and a third from South Australia. Together they formed part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. Members of this Regiment took part in campaigns at Gallipoli and throughout Palestine.

Australian Machine Gun Corps

Australian Machine Gun Corps

The Australian Machine Gun Corps was formed as part of the restructuring of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) following the Gallipoli campaign. Machine-gun sections were detached from the infantry and instead grouped together to form their own corps. Members of this corps served on the Western Front and in the Middle East.

52nd Australian Infantry Battalion

52nd Australian Infantry Battalion

The 52nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised in Egypt in 1916. Half the battalion comprised South and Western Australian and Tasmanian veterans from the 12th Battalion; the other half comprised largely Queensland recruits who had recently arrived from Australia.

9th Australian Infantry Battalion

9th Australian Infantry Battalion

The 9th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was recruited in Queensland in August 1914. Together with the 10th, 11th and 12th Battalions, it formed the 3rd Brigade. This battalion was one of the first ashore at Gallipoli, and later fought on the Western Front throughout France.

15th Australian Infantry Battalion

15th Australian Infantry Battalion

The 15th Battalion was raised as part of the all-volunteer Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in September 1914. Volunteers from Queensland accounted for about three-quarters of the unit, and the rest came from Tasmania. This battalion landed at Gallipoli on the afternoon of 25 April as a follow-up wave, and was later sent to France. 

Australian Pioneer Battalions

Australian Pioneer Battalions

The Australian pioneer battalions were raised along with other specialist support units after the Gallipoli campaign. Comprised of light military combat engineers, they were heavily relied upon to provide mobility support to the front lines.

Australian Army Medical  Corps

Australian Army Medical Corps

The Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) was formed on 1 July 1902. During WWI, it served on Gallipoli and around the Mediterranean, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Belgium and France.

Australian Army Nursing Service

Australian Army Nursing Service

The Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was formed in 1902 as part of the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC). Over 2,100 Australian women served overseas in the AANS during WWI, and hundreds more served at home with the Australian Military Forces (AMF).

42nd Australian Infantry Battalion

42nd Australian Infantry Battalion

The 42nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised at Enoggera in Queensland in December 1915, and formed part of the 11th Brigade and 3rd Division. It shared its numeric title with the famous Scottish ‘Black Watch’ regiment, and became known as the ‘Australian Black Watch’.

Submariners Association Australia (Queensland)

Submariners Association Australia (Queensland)

During WWI, two submarines served as part of the Royal Australian Navy forces.The AE1 disappeared with all hands on deck during a patrol in September 1914. Its final resting place was identified in 2017. The AE2 was scuttled in April 1915 as a result of crippling enemy fire in the Dardanelles.

31st Australian Infantry Battalion

31st Australian Infantry Battalion

The 31st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised at Enoggera, Queensland, in August 1915. Many Queensland members of the Kennedy Regiment enlisted, and a few of the battalion’s companies were raised at Broadmeadows Camp in Victoria.

25th Australian Infantry Battalion

25th Australian Infantry Battalion

The 25th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was predominantly recruited in Queensland and also included men from Darwin. It was attached to the 7th Brigade, and served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front throughout France. They suffered the highest casualty rate of any Australian battalion during WWI. 

41st Australian Infantry Battalion

41st Australian Infantry Battalion

The 41st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised in February 1916 at Bell’s Paddock Camp in Brisbane, with recruits from Brisbane, North Queensland and the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The battalion formed part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division.

26th Australian Infantry Battalion

26th Australian Infantry Battalion

Comprising both Queenslander and Tasmanian recruits, the 26th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised in April 1915 and formed part of the 7th Brigade. Two members of this battalion were awarded Victoria Crosses for their service.

49th Australian Infantry Battalion

49th Australian Infantry Battalion

The 49th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised on 27 February 1916 and comprised both Gallipoli veterans from the 9th Battalion (mostly volunteers raised in Queensland) and new recruits from Australia. It was attached to the 13th Brigade and the 4th Division.

49th Australian Infantry Battalion Honour Rolls

49th Australian Infantry Battalion Honour Rolls

When the 49th was disbanded on 9 May 1919, it had lost 769 men killed and 1,419 men wounded.

14th Australian Light Horse Regiment

14th Australian Light Horse Regiment

The 14th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised in Enoggera, Queensland, in March 1916. It was eventually disbanded and then reformed in 1918, becoming part of the 5th Light Horse Brigade. Members went on to serve in the campaign in Palestine.

5th Australian Light Horse Regiment

5th Australian Light Horse Regiment

The 5th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised in Brisbane in September 1914. Made up entirely of Queensland volunteers who had been tested in riding and shooting, it became part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade.

2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment

2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment

The 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, was raised at Enoggera in Queensland on 18 August 1914. Formed of mostly Queenslanders and recruits from northern New South Wales, the regiment joined the 1st and 3rd Light Horse Regiments to form the 1st Light Horse Brigade.

47th Australian Infantry Battalion

47th Australian Infantry Battalion

After the Gallipoli campaign, approximately half the 47th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), comprised Gallipoli veterans from the 15th Battalion, together with new recruits from Queensland and Tasmania. The battalion was then attached to the 12th Brigade and the 4th Division.

Engineers, Signals, Tunnellers & Railway Units (plaque)

Engineers, Signals, Tunnellers & Railway Units (plaque)

During WWI, approximately 40 engineering units were raised from the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), a corps that formed part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). These units became the AIF engineers, signallers, tunnellers and railway units.

Engineers, Signals, Tunnellers & Railway Units (gates)

Engineers, Signals, Tunnellers & Railway Units (gates)

During WWI, approximately 40 engineering units were raised from the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), a corps that formed part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). These units became the AIF engineers, signallers, tunnellers and railway units.