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In September 1939, the 1st Military District of the Australian Army covered all of Queensland. The headquarters for the 1st Military District was located in Brisbane.

1st Military District: HQ Brisbane, Queensland

Base Units

8th Heavy Battery, RAA (PF) : Brisbane

108th Heavy Battery, RAA (M): Brisbane

1st Fortress Company, RAE (PF) : Brisbane

21st Heavy Battery, RAA (PF): Townsville

121st Heavy Battery, RAA (M): Townsville

22nd Heavy Battery, RAA (PF): Brisbane

122nd Heavy Battery, RAA (M): Brisbane

32nd, 37th Fortress Companies, RAE: Brisbane


District Troops:

5th Field Brigade, RAA (13th, 14th, 105th Btys) : Kelvin Grove

11th Field Brigade, RAA (42nd, 43rd, 111th Btys) : Kelvin Grove

7th Field Company, RAE: Ipswich

11th Field Company, RAE: Kelvin Grove


1st Cavalry Brigade: HQ Brisbane 

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (The Moreton Light Horse/The West Moreton Light Horse) (Queensland Mounted Infantry): Brisbane

5th Light Horse Regiment (The Wide Bay and Burnett Light Horse) (QMI): Gympie

11th Light Horse Regiment (The Darling Downs Light Horse) (QMI): Toowoomba


7th Infantry Brigade: HQ Brisbane

9th/49th Battalion (The Moreton Regiment/The Stanley Regiment): Brisbane

15th Battalion (The Oxley Regiment): Brisbane

25th Battalion (The Darling Downs Regiment): Toowoomba

47th Battalion (The Wide Bay Regiment): Maryborough

61st Battalion (The Queensland Cameron Highlanders): Brisbane


11th Infantry Brigade: HQ Townsville

31st Battalion (The Kennedy Regiment): Townsville

26th Battalion (The Logan and Albert Regiment): Hughenden

42nd Battalion (The Capricornia Regiment): Rockhampton

51st Battalion (The Far North Queensland Regiment): Cairns


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