31/201 Battalion Memorial

I do not know the history of this memorial or of 31/201 Battalion, I encountered it for the first time while attending a memorial service at the Voortrekker Monument. These images I took on  29 May 2011. 
When I saw it  some of the brass plaques were barely legible (overzealous polishing?)  but the Battalion Roll of Honour is available at the  31/201 Bn website. The Needle was due to be unveiled at a ceremony on the 18th September 2011.

Information Plate

Information Plate

Google Earth co-ordinates for the memorial are roughly -25.775656°  28.174189°

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