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A Battery Memorial
A Battery Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Noel Hall

The monument at the gravesite commemorates members of "A" Battery QA who died while serving with the colours.  A number of soldiers named on the memorial are buried nearby. 

Prior to Federation, each of the Australian colonies maintained its own defence force. These forces were largely comprised of part-time volunteers and a small number of permanent officers and men. This memorial is to the men of Queensland’s permanent force, ‘A’ Battery, Queensland Artillery. All of those named on the memorial died while serving in the Battery, but only one, Driver Sydney Walker, died while on active service. Walker was serving with the first Queensland Contingent to the South African war when he died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein.

In 1899 "A" Battery MG Section, with a strength of 10 Officers and 24 Other Ranks was deployed to the South African (Boer) War of 1899 - 1902 as the MG Section of the 1st (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Contingent.

Location

Address:Frederick Street, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.4775
Long: 152.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Colonial

Dedication

Front Inscription
      Sacred
To The Memory
     Of The 
    Officers 
N.C. Officers And Men
        Of 
A Battery Q.A. 
Who Died While 
Serving With The Colors

This Stone Is Erected 
         By
 Their Comrades
Source: MIV,SKP,MA
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