COMMANDING OFFICERS

51st BATTALION AlF. EGYPT, FRANCE and BELGIUM
LTCOL A.M.Ross DSO..........................1 Mar 1916 - 30 Nov 1916
MAJ R.Christie .............................30 Nov 1916 -6 Feb 1917
LTCOL C.C.Ridley DSO........................6 Feb 1917 -23 Oct 1917
LTCOL R.Christie DSO & Bar,CdeG(Bel)....23 Oct 1917- 10 Mar 1919

2nd BATTALION, 51st INFANTRY REGIMENT. WESTERN AUSTRALIA
LTCOL T.Flintoff ..... 1 Oct 1918 - 11 Mar 1921

51st BATTALION LAUNCESTON,TASMANIA
MAJ B. Sampson DSO ..... 1 Aug 1922-30 Jun 1924

51st BATTALION GLADESVILLE, N.S.W.
LTCOL R.M. Sadler DSO, MC .....1 Jul 1924- 16 Mar 1927

51st BATTALION RYDE, N.S.W.
LTCOL W.G.Penrose VD .....1st July 1935- 30th Sep 1936

51st BATTALION, 11th MIXED BRIGADE

MAJ H.C. Harris ED......1 Oct 1936 -30 Nov 1936

51st BATTALION THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGIMENT, CAIRNS NQ.

LTCOL H.C. Harris, ED....................1 Dec 1936 - 16 Mar 1942
LTCOL D.C. Isaachsen, DSO, ED...........11 Aug 1942 - 2 Sep 1942
LTCOL G.H. Brock, DSO...................18 Sep 1942 - 12 Apr 1943

31st/51st BATTALION
LTCOL G.H. Brock, DSO (Died of Illness)..12 Apr 1943 - 18 Dec 1943
MAJ W.H. Harris,MM (Admin Comd)..........26 Apr 1943 - 16 Jul 1943
MAJ W.H. Harris,MM (Admin Comd)..........3 Dec 1943 - 25 Dec 1943
MAJ E.J. Callinan (Adniin Comd)..........25 Dec 1943 - 6 Apr 1944
LTCOL P.K. Parbuiy, MC...................7 Apr 1944 - 30 Nov 1944

3lst/5lst BATTALION AIF
LTCOL J.L.A. Kelly, DSO.............1 Dec 1944 - 5 Feb 1946
CAPT A.J. Miller (Admin Comd).......5 Feb 1946 - 3 Mar 1946
MAJ M.G. Hassell (Admin Comd).......3 Mar 1946 - 15 Apr 1946
LTCOL D.J. Lamb.....................15 Apr 1946 -3 Jun 1946

51st BATTALION, THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGIMENT
COL C.J. Cummings, DSO, OBE, ED....16 Jan 1950 - 13 Jan 1952
LTCOL E.C. Williams, ED............14 Jan 1952 - 12 May 1955
LTCOL H.S. Williams................13 May 1955 - 31 Aug 1958
LTCOL F.J. Hartridge...............1 Sep 1958 - 2 Jun 1960

2nd BATTALION, THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND REGIMENT

COL I.M. Hunter, CVO, MBE.........1 Jul 1961 - 11 Dec 1962
COL E.G. McNamara, OBE, ED........12 Dec 1962 - 18 Dec 1964
COL S.T.G. Coleman, OBE...........19 Dec 1964-30 Jun 1965

51ST BATTALION THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND REGIMENT
LTCOL E.S. Davis, MC, ED .........1 Jul 1965 - 6 Apr 1968
LTCOL B.T.P. Cranwell, RFD, ED ........07 Apr 68- 31 Jan 1971
LTCOL R.J. Sharp, RFD, ED .............1 Feb 1971 - 2 Aug 1971
LTCOL E.J. Shambrook, RFD, ED ..........3 Aug 1971 - 1 Sep 1974
LTCOL J.J. MacFarlane ............2 Sep 1974 - 30 Jul 1975

51st INDEPENDANT RIFLE COMPANY THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND REGIMENT (OFFICERS COMMANDING)

MAJ F.J. Liston, ED.........31 Jul 1975- 6Jul 1978
MAJ B.J. Ball, ED...........7 Jul1978 -3 Jan 1980
MAJ L.G. Beck, RFD, ED......3 Jan 1980 - 24 Oct 1983
MAJ P.B. Murphy.............28 Oct1983 -4 Jul 1986

51st BATTALION THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGIMENT
LTCOL K.D. Ryan.........1 Oct 1986 -31 Jan 1988
LTCOL J.B. Langler.......31 Jan 1988 - Dec 1990
LTCOL J.J. Culleton......Jan 1990 - 6 Jun 1993 7Jun 1993
LTCOL R.J. Tink..........7 Jun 1993 - 31 Dec 1995
LTCOL M. Rerden .......1 Jan 1996 - 31 Dec 1997
LTCOL M. Humphreys...1 Jan 1998 - 31 Dec 1999
LTCOL A.W. Gunder.....1 Jan 2000 - 31 Dec 2001
LTCOL S.M.P. Hallinan...1 Jan 2002 – 31 Dec 2003
LTCOL J. R. Burns, CSM... 1 Jan 2004 – 31 Dec 2005
LTCOL P.J. Evans… 1 Jan 2006 – 31 Dec 2007
LTCOL B.P. Cox… 1 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2009
LTCOL S. Brain...1 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2011
LTCOL M. Silver...1 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2014
LTCOL B. Toyne...1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016
LTCOL T. Rutherford...1 Jan 2017 -

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJORS



51st Battalion AIF
WO1 F.Renner

51st Battalion (Militia) Western Australia Launceston Tasmania

51st Battalion, 8th Infantry Brigade, 1st Division Gladesville, New South Wales

51st Battalion, The Field of Mars Regiment Ryde, New South Wales

30th/51st Battalion Ryde, New South Wales

18th/51st Battalion Ryde, New South Wales

51st Battalion, 11th Mixed Brigade Cairns, Queensland


WO1 Wilson.......1938
WO1 C. Howard.....1938-1939
WO1 A. Williams...1939-1940

31/51st Battalion

3lst/5lst Battalion AIF

51st Battalion, The Far North Queensland Regiment
WO1 C. Howard......1950 -
WO1 G. Knowles
WO1 Brown
WO1 W. Bell............-1957
WO1 K.G. Beil
WO1 Duncombe

2nd Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment Townsville, Cairns, Rockhampton.

51st Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment

WO1 C. Thompson
WO1 R. Deed
WO1 B. Weal
WO1 B. Betts

51st Independent Rifle Company The Royal Queensland Regiment Company Sergeant Majors
WO2 R. Walker
WO2 D. Kohler
WO2 M. Upton
WO2 A. Hutton
WO2 J. Jenkins
WO2 J. Meyers
WO2 Cheesman
WO2 Burgess
WO2 D.J. Walker
WO2 D. Russell

51st Battalion, The Far North Queensland Regiment
WO1 R.M. West.................1987 - 1989
WO1 H.L. Smith.................1989 - 1991
WO1 MA. Caughey.............1991 - 1994
WO1 A. Drummond O.A.M....1994 - 1996
WO1 C.L. Nunes...............1997-1999
WO1 G.A. Cochrane O.A.M...2000-2002
WO1 P.E. Croft................Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
WO1 D. Galloway ............2006 - 2007
WO1 E Randall…………… 2008 - Dec 2009
WO1 B Moore................... 17 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2011
WO1 J.Cattana...................... 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2014
WO1 D. Marendy............... 01 Jan 2016 -



HONORARY COLONELS THE 51st BATTALIONS



Hon BRIG W. Martin, VD, (RL)..... 21 Mar 1921 - 30 Jun 1924

GLADESVILLE, NSW
Hon BRIG W.Martin,VD, (RL)....... 1 Jul 1924 - 16 Mar 1927


51st BATTALION THE HELD OF MARS REGIMENT, RYDE, NSW

Hon BRIG W.Martin, VD, (RL)......17 Mar 1927 - 30 Jun 1930


3Oth/5lst BATTALION

Hon BRIG W.Martin, VD, (RL)...... 1 Jul 1930 - 30 Jun 1935

18th/5lst BATTALION, WILLOUGHBY,NSW.
Hon BRIG W.Martin, VD, (Rb).......1 Jul 1935 - 30 Sept. 1936


51st BATTALION, THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGIMENT CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND.

Hon BRIG W.Martin, VD, (Rb)......1 Oct 1936 - at least 1937
LTGEN RH Nimmo,CBE.......................1951-17Mar1958
His Excellency Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, Governor of Queensland 18 Mar 1958 - 2 Jun 1960 KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB

2nd BATTALION and 51st BATTALION THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND REGIMENT
His Excellency Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, 19 Aug 1960 - 31 Mar 1967 KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, Governor of Queensland
BRIG. J.L. Amies, CBE, ED......1 Apr1967- lOMay 1973
His Excellency, Air Marshall Sir Cohn Hannah, KCMG,KBE,CB, Governor of Queensland.....11 May 1973- 20 Mar 1977
His Excellency CDRE Sir James Ramsay, CBE,DSC, Governor of Queensland............. 22Apr 1977-22Jul 1985
His Excellency The Honourable Sir Walter Campbell, Governor of Queensland..............22Jul 1985 -30 Sep 1985

51st BATTALION THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGIMENT
LTCOL Sir Sydney Williams, OBE, ED......21 Sep 1987 - 12 nov 1993
BRIG G.L. Mansford,AM....................12 Nov 1993 - 8 Apr 2003
COL P. Sibree................................8 Apr 2003 - May 2012
COL Kel Ryan................................May 2012 -