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09-August-2014
09-August-2014

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A plaque commemorates the Unknown Australian Soldier. The Unknown Australian Soldier represents all Australians who have been killed in war.
 

Plans to honour an unknown Australian soldier were first put forward in the 1920s but it was not until 1993 that one was at last brought home. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the body of an unknown Australian soldier was recovered from Adelaide Cemetery near Villers-Bretonneux in France and transported to Australia. After lying in state in King's Hall in Old Parliament House, Unknown Australian Soldier was interred in the Hall of memory at the Memorial on the 11th November 1993. He was buried with a bayonet and a sprig of wattle in a Tasmanian blackwood coffin, and soil from the Pozières battlefield was scattered in his tomb.

 

Location

Address:Tewantin Road, RSL Memorial Park, Cooroy, 4563
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.416547
Long: 152.913735
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 1993
Front Inscription

TO THE UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN 
                WARRIOR

COMMEMORATED 11 NOVEMBER 1993 

Source: MA
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