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Pinkenba War Memorial Closeup
Pinkenba War Memorial Closeup

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Pinkenba War Memorial commemorates the men from the district who had served during World War One. . The Pinkenba War Memorial records the names of forty-two men who enlisted, eight of whom are listed as fallen. The War Memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland on the 16th August 1919. The Brisbane Courier, 18th August 1919.

During World War One, the Pinkenba wharves were the point of embarkation for many Australian troops, including members of the Light Horse. Pupils from the local school visited the wharves to farewell soldiers from the district.

Location

Address:McBride Road & Neill Street, Pinkenba, 4008
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.423661
Long: 153.118757
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Ernest Gunderson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th August, 1919
Front Inscription

Erected in Memory of/ The brave men from/ PINKENBA & DISTRICT / Who volunteered to fight / In defence of the Empire in / 1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919/ For freedom , justice and humanity

Source: MIV,SKP, MA
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