Queensland Line of Communication Recruit Reception & General Details Depot

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Stanley Charles Gregory 2 - 12 Jan 1945

Brief History

At the time the AIF was formed in late 1939 a Recruit Training Depot was established at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds to receive, induct and provide basic training to recruits before they were posted to their units for further training. As the AIF expanded, the unit moved to Redbank in May 1940 and a separate Northern Command Reception Camp was established at the Exhibition Grounds. By December the unit had expanded to become the Northern Command General Details Depot which included a Transit Company for units and individual troops passing through Brisbane, a Recruit Reception Depot to process recruits and a District Discharge Depot which handled troops returning from the Middle East for discharge.

In January 1942 he unit expanded again, and in May it was named Queensland Line of Communication Area General Details Depot. With the continued expansion of task, the unit was split in September 1942 with the Recruit Reception Depot at the Exhibition Grounds, a Leave & Transit Depot at Ascot and the General Details Depot also at Ascot. The later to handle the reallocation of troops from disbanding units. In February 1943 they moved to Redbank and by late 1943 the GDD and RRD were controlled by a common HQ element. In February 1944 they were amalgamated, becoming the Queensland Line of Communication Area Recruit Reception & General Details Depot. In August 1945 the moved to Wacol, leaving behind the section involved with discharges which was then expanded to become Queensland Line of Communications Area Discharge Depot.

Passing through

Discharge Section


Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 6.399 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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