Chermside Army Camp (7th Brigade Park)

Stage Number: MBNH.11.03.29

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Chermside-Wavell Heights-Kedron-Nundah

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Ellison, Geebung (now Newman), Hamilton and Murphy Roads, Chermside

Latitude & Longitude: -27.37802778,153.04288889

Time Link: 1940

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Chermside Army Camp was thr new militia training camps (Australian Military Forces, AMF) which operated from October 1940 to April 1946. On 1 January 1940, conscription for all unmarried men aged 21 years or older into the AMF began. The first unit to enter the Camp was 7th Brigade, initially commanded by Brigadier John Hill. 7th Brigade was an all-Queensland militia force. It comprised 9th, 15th, 25th, 47th and 61st Battalions plus support units: 7th Brigade Headquarters 11th Field Engineers, 7th Field Ambulance, 106th Casualty Clearing Station and a transport section.


Chermside & Districts Historical Society; Queensland WWII Historic Places Website

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Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.