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Beenleigh War Memorial consists of the original World War One memorial behind which is a wall commemorating all wars and conflicts. The original memorial is in the centre of a water trough with a large brown "Rising Sun" crowning the pinnacle.

Originally erected as a World War One memorial by the R.S.S.I.L.A. Beenleigh Sub Branch, the memorial was unveiled by the Lieutenant Governor, Mr William Lennon on the 21st November 1925.  On his arrival at the unveiling ceremony, the Lieutenant-Governor had been handed a poem by a local citizen. Mr Frank Walker, in honour of those who had made the supreme sacrifice.

Sleep on! Australia's noble sons, we bow our heads to thee
Who fought and made the sacrifice to make Australia free
With courage never lacking when facing flames of hell —
Peace be unto the ashes of those who nobly fell.

The "Post"  (the last) has sounded in honour of the name
Of those who made the sacrifice to seal a nation's fame —
To the youth of Young Australia which is buried o'er the sea 
We bow our heads in token of a faithful memory

The Brisbane Courier (Qld) , 24th November 1925
 

Location

Address:James & Crete Street, Beenleigh Memorial Park, Beenleigh, 4207
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.717885
Long: 153.200427
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr P Hortz ( designer & manufacturer)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st November, 1925
Front Inscription

The Great War 1914-1919.
Erected by the Citizens of Beenleigh and District.
(names)

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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