PRE FEDERATION DEFENCE FORCES
IN THE TOWNSVILLE AREA

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No. 4 Battery, Qld Volunteer Artillery Brigade
Raised 12 June 1878
Redesignated Townsville Garrison Battery 24 Feb 1885
Redesignated Townsville Garrison Battery 10 Jan 1891
Redesignated No.1 (Townsville) Garrison Battery 14 Jan 1893
Redesignated Townsville Garrison Battery 19 Sep 1896
Redesignated No.2 Qld Company, Australia Garrison Artillery 10 Jul 1903

"B" Company QVR
Raised 24 Feb 1885
Redesignated "B" Coy. 3rd Qld (Kennedy Regt) 20 Oct 1886
Redesignated "E" Coy. 2nd Bn, 3rd Qld (Kennedy) Regt 22 Nov 1900

Townsville Coy. Qld Naval Brigade
Raised 3 Mar 1885
Redesignated "F" Coy, Townsville, QMDF
Redesignated "F" Coy, Townsville Naval Brigade Corps 22 Nov 1899

Townsville Volunteer Naval Artillery Corps
Raised 30 May 1885
Disbanded 29 Jan 1887

Townsville "D" Coy.
Raised 18 Jul 1885
Redesignated "D" Coy, 3rd Qld (Kennedy) Regt 30 Oct 1886
Disbanded 17 Mar 1888

HQ 3rd Qld (Kennedy) Regt
Raised 30OCT1886
Redesignated Regimental Staff & Band based at Charters Towers 14 Oct 1897

3rd Qld (Kennedy) Regt Band
Raised 30 Oct 1886
Redesignated Kennedy Ambulance Corps 22 Dec 1888

Townsville Mounted Infantry
Raised 7 Jan 1888
Redesignated No.2 Coy, Townsville Mounted Infantry 5 Dec 1891
Redesignated No.2 Coy. (Townsville) Kennedy Mounted Infantry
Redesignated Kennedy Mounted Infantry 19 Sep 1896
Redesignated "L" Coy. (Townsville), Qld Mounted Infantry
Redesignated A Coy. 4th Bn, Qld Mtd Inf. 22Nov 1900
Redesignated 1 Squadron, Australian Light Horse 10 Jul 1903

"A" Battery, Qld Artillery
Raised 28 Dec 1889
Redesignated "A" Battery, Qld Permanent Artillery 19 Sep 1896
Redesignated "A" Battery, Qld Artillery 22 Nov 1899

 

Source:-   Brian G. Rough, Lines of Defence: a lineage of Queensland's Naval & Military Forces, 1860-1903, the author, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, (1998).

 

Did any of the above Units build the semi-fortified stone buildings
which still exist today at West End in Townsville?

 

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