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Ayr War Memorial : 25-April-2011
Ayr War Memorial : 25-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Ayr War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One, World War Two and Korea.

The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One. The names of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War Two and Korea were inscribed upon the memorial at a later date. 

The unveiling of the memorial in 1925 was witnessed by over 200 people. The Chair was occupied by Mr. R.A.Taib who called upon Councillor H. Barsby to perform the opening address and unveil the memorial and park. The memorial which up until that stage had been enshrouded in darkness became the centre of illumination.

Electric lights were set in bowls of flowers at each corner of the monument while a number of returned soldiers stood at the base. On the 13th April 1949,  The Returned Soldiers League prepared a list of 34 names of those who had paid the supreme sacrifice in World War Two for inclusion on the memorial on Anzac Day 1949.
Cairns Post , 27th November 1925,
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 14th April 1949.


Address:MacMillan & MacKenzie Streets, ANZAC Park, Ayr, 4807
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.578584
Long: 147.404936
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Melrose and Fenwick


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 1925
Front Inscription

1914 - 1919 

Korean War

1939 - 1945

Left Side Inscription

1914 - 1919

They gave their lives for us


Back Inscription

1914 - 1919

They responded to their Country's call [Names]

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 1919

Their name liveth for evermore


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