First World War plaques in Anzac Square | Brisbane City Council

First World War plaques in Anzac Square

During the recent restoration of Anzac Square, the memorial plaques have been moved, reviewed and put into storage to avoid damage. All of the plaques have now been categorised and grouped into categories. The First World War plaques will remain in the First World War Memorial Crypt which will be refurbished and equipped with new flooring, lighting, painting and plastering work.

World War I commemorative plaques (as originally approved by the Queensland AIF Units Council to be installed at Anzac Square prior to WWII) will be located in the long gallery. These plaques represent the units which served in WWI. There are three exceptions to this “rule” being the WWII additions made to the WWI memorials for the 2/15th Battalion, 2/26th Battalion and the 2/49th Battalion.

Each plaque now has a catalogue number which corresponds to a place on the Memorial Crypt wall. You can check the catalogue number in the table below and find its place on the wall by downloading the documents: 

World War I Memorial Crypt

These plaques in this crypt were from World War I Memorials specific to 1914-1918 intended to honour Queenslanders first and foremost.

Memorial description Catalogue number
2nd Light Horse Regiment AIF Cr 6
5th Light Horse Regiment AIF Cr 11
11th Light Horse Regiment AIF Cr 143
14th Light Horse Regiment AIF Cr 4
9th Battalion AIF Cr 97
15th Battalion AIF Cr 89
25th Battalion AIF Cr 42
26th Battalion AIF Cr 32
31st Battalion AIF Cr 49
41st Battalion AIF Cr 38
42nd Battalion Honour Roll Cr 64
47th Battalion AIF Cr 3
49th Battalion Honour Roll Cr 26
49th Battalion AIF Cr 25
26th Australian Infantry Battalion AIF Cr 95
Australian Pioneer Battalions AIF Cr 82
Australian Machine Gun Corps Cr 137
AIF Engineers, Signals, Tunnellers and Railway Units Cr 148
Australian Army Medical Corps and Australian Army Nursing Service Cr 77

Additions to original World War I memorials (to acknowledge World War II)

Memorial description Catalogue number
2/26th Battalion (separate plaque added to the original for WWII) Cr 32
2/49th Battalion AIF (separate plaque added to the original for WWII) Cr 25
2/15th Battalion AIF (separate plaques added to the original for WWII) Cr 89

More information

If your plaque is not in this list, check the other lists from the World War II Memorial Gallery or the proposed Post-Second World War Memorial and Exhibition Gallery. 

If you would like to provide comments and more information about a particular plaque, ask questions or let us know about the placement, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Anzac Square Restoration and Enhancement Project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
21 December 2015