15th May 2021

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42nd  Infantry Battalion (Capricornia Regiment)

Stokes & Sons Melb 1953-1960.

This regiment began as part of the post WW1 militia. During WW2 it served both in Australia, New Guinea and Bougainville. It was disbanded in May 1946. In 1948 it was re-raised as a militia force based in Rockhampton and Maryborough. In 1960 it was absorbed into the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment.

The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton), 5th January 1950 page 5.

Daily Mercury (Mackay), 4th June 1953 page 1.


3rd Infantry Battalion (Werriwa Regiment)

Stokes & Sons Melb 1953-1960.

The 3rd Battalion was raised in 1914 and sent to Gallipoli before serving in France and Belgium. It was disbanded in 1919. It was re-raised in 1921 as part of the militia, based west of Sydney. In 1942 the regiment was mobilised and sent to Port Moresby then onto Kokoda. It was disbanded in 1943. In 1948 it was re-established as part of the militia based around Canberra. From 1960 until 1987 it underwent various incarnations, finally becoming part of the 4th/3rd Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW), 24th August 1918 page 2.

The Canberra Times, 25th June 1962 page 10.