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02-October-2018 (John Huth)
02-October-2018 (John Huth)

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The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. 

Murgon residents took pride in the fact their war memorial was unveiled free of debt, and that their list of volunteers was abnormally high.

The foundation stone in memory of the glorious dead was laid by Lieut Col M Wilder Neligan, CMG, DSO, DSM on the 25th April 1920. The original digger memorial was unveiled by Major General Spencer Browne, Chairman of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League on the 11th November 1921. The memorial the work Lowther & Son was erected at a cost of £500. On the unveiling of the memorial, the Murgon band played " Lead, Kindly Light " after which the names of the fallen were read out to the assembly. 
The Queenslander (Brisbane), 26th November 1921.


Address:Lamb & Gore Streets, Murgon, 4605
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.242013
Long: 151.941583
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:P. J. Lowther & Son (Petrie Bight, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1920
Front Inscription

For Their Country They Died
1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

This Stone Was Laid By 
Lieut Col M. Wilder Neligan, C.M.C.  D.S.O.  D.S.M.
In Memory Of Our Glorious Dead
Who Fell In The Great War 1914-1919.
25th April 1920.

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

For Their Country They Died
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,MIV,SKP
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