Due to expansions and amalgamations of units in the Australian Army throughout the period of time since the Boer War Regular and Reserve units still existing on the Order of Battle carry the honour 'South Africa 1899-1902 in recognition of their descent from previous units. The Royal Queensland Regiment carries this honour as a direct descendant of 1st Queensland [Moreton], Regiment Queensland Rifles shown as being in South Africa 1900 ~ 1902.

The birth of Battalion is taken as 29 March 1867 when the following proclamation was published in the Queensland Government Gazette….

Colonial Secretary's Office
Brisbane, 29 March 1867
His Excellency, the Governor, acting in the name and on the behalf of Her Majesty, and in accordance with the Act 28, No 10, has been pleased to accept the services of the Volunteers enrolled in the "Spring Hill and Fortitude Valley Rifle Corps."
By His Excellency's Command
A MacAllister

Previous history of the 'Spring Hill and Fortitude Valley Rifle Corps ' Frogs Hollow Rangers' can be found here.

Maj Snelling
Appointed in Charge of all Infantry in Brisbane
1879, 23 Jun
Designated 'The First Regiment of Queensland Infantry'
LtCol Snelling
LtCol Mein
1886, 27 Nov
G Coy - Southport
depot added
1897, 5 May
T Coy - Blackstone
depot added
Prov Maj A Pain
LtCol Mein relinquished command
Prov Maj J Gartside
1890, 6 Aug
I Coy - Nerang
depot added

9th Bn The Moreton Regiment 1877 to the present day