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Camp Chermside was located in Sparkes' 400 acre paddock. After the war some of the military buildings were demolished, others were removed to other locations, some became temporary accommodation for returned servicemen and their families and some were turned into school classrooms.

No 1 Canadian Special Wireless Group camped at Camp Chermside from 15 February 1945 until 4 April 1945. General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces, inspected 1CSWG at Camp Chermside on 5 March 1945.

The Civil Construction Corps were camped nearby at Ellison Road

The AWAS camp was at the top of Kuran Street in Chermside.

There was a bomb and ammunition dump in Beneke's paddock in the bush near the corner of Webster Road and Rode Road. It was guarded by U.S. Negro soldiers.

There was a petrol dump in Basnett's property on Hamilton Road, Chermside.

The Endeavour Foundation building at Geebung? was apparently one of the huts from the original Camp Chermside.

In October 1942, the 46th Battalion moved back to the Brisbane area from Tinana and camped at Camp Chermside where it was disbanded.  Some ex members of the 46th Battalion were allocated to the 114th Light Anti-aircraft Regiment and immediately commenced training with the unit.

A USAAF P-40 Kittyhawk crashed at Camp Chermside in Brisbane in about 1944 about 50 metres from where the Kedron-Wavell RSL club is located.

The 2/3 Independent Company moved to Camp Chermside from Yandina Showgrounds.


Geebung Kindergarten
Used hut from Camp Chermside


Cabooluture Aero Club
Used hut from Camp Chermside



"The History of Chermside"
by D.R. Teague


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This page first produced 8 April 2002

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