GONA BARRACKS
KELVIN GROVE, BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

The front entrance to the original Gona Barracks located at the corner of the new Musk Avenue
and Kelvin Grove Road. Army Reserve Recruiting Component building in the background.

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

Gona Parade, Kelvin Grove now located in
the middle of the previous Gona Barracks

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. District Troops for the 1st Military District were deployed as follows:-

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

There have been rumours of an underground bunker system at Kelvin Grove. Probably another Urban Myth!!

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

The Frank Moran Memorial Hall, 7th Brigade Officers Mess

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

The Frank Moran Memorial Hall, 7th Brigade Officers Mess

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

11 Psych Unit (ARA) and 21 Psych Unit (ARES) builidng

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

11 Psych Unit (ARA) and 21 Psych Unit (ARES) building

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

11 Psych Unit (ARA) and 21 Psych Unit (ARES) building

 

Can anyone help me with more information
about Gona Barracks during WW2?

 

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