The Pacific Islands Regiment Plaque

Location of The Pacific Islands Regiment Plaque

Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
Brisbane QLD 4000

Brass plaque dedicated to the soldiers of Australia, Papua and New Guinea who have served and died in The pacific Islands Regiment. The plaque remembers three main eras in the unit's history:

1. 1949 - 1947 - Papuan Infantry Battalion and the 1, 2 and 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalions, whose members served and died in the campaigns of the Second World War.

2. 1959 - 1975 - 1 and 2 Battalions, PIR - soldiers of Australia and the territory of Papua and New Guinea during peacekeeping operations.

3. 1975 - present - honouring the soldiers of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment who guird the Battle Honours won by the Regiment in WWII.

The plaque displays the unit colour patch from WWII and the Regimental insignia.


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Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Commemorative services held
The Shrine is utilised for commemorative events.
Recorded by
Matt Smith, QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
25 August 2009

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