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Balmoral War Memorial March 2013
Balmoral War Memorial March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

Shire of Balmoral War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One and World War Two.

The war memorial carries the words of a poem written by Colonel John McCrae in 1915, referring to the red poppies of Flanders Fields in Belgium, now used extensively on ANZAC Day wreaths and, in particular, on Remembrance Day. The memorial originally held a captured machine gun on the plinth. The gun disappeared sometime in the 1950s. An `Australia Remembers` plaque was added in 1995.

Location

Address:369 Riding Road, Bulimba Library, Bulimba, 4171
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.451959
Long: 153.062667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

SHIRE OF BALMORAL
THE MACHINE GUN CAPTURED BY THE 9TH
BATTALION A.I.F. DURING OPERATIONS
NEAR MERRIS, FLANDERS IN JUNE 1918. 


“ IN FLANDERS FIELDS “
In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders field.
 
Colonel McCrae

                
Left Side Inscription

In Honour Of The
Men And Women
Who Served Australia
In Time Of Conflict
During World War II  
1939 - 45

LEST WE FORGET 

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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