The command of the 31st infantry division was in Budapest. The 32nd, 44th, 69th infantry regiments and the 3rd Bosnian infantry regiment, also stationed in Budapest, belonged to it. Its first wartime commander was Archduke Joseph, who then from 1915 was commander of the VII. corps and supervised the defense of the karst plateau. The 31st Division took part in the defense of the Carpathians, and was then used in the counterattack launched to liberate Przemysl. In the summer of 1915, the division, which had suffered heavy losses, moved to the vicinity of Dubno along the Ikwa River. The breakthrough in the Luck area seriously affected the division and had to retreat continuously until September. From January 1917, the division was directed to Transylvania, where they defended the Tatar and Tölgyes Straits. In July, in the counterattack following the Kerensky Offensive, they pushed forward, crossed the Pruth River and captured the city of Czernowitz. At the beginning of 1918, the division was ordered to the Italian front. Here, they were first in the area of Mt Asolone, and then during the summer offensive, they were in position against the Montello. On June 15, 1918, they took part in the successful attack on Montello. After the collapse of the Piave offensive 9 days later, the division was withdrawn to the east bank of the river.
The division had no Kappenabzeichen of its own. On the other hand, there was the assault troop badge, which was made by the Morzsányi company in Budapest. A classic badge design: skull with shinbones, laurel, coat of arms of the Monarchy and two crowns. The construction is typically very detailed for the company’s products, and the construction is precise. A relatively rare badge. The postcard used for the post shows a very nice stamp of the division.