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18-May-2015
18-May-2015

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The Biggenden War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Additional plaques were added to the memorial on Anzac Day 1993 to commemorate those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam campaigns.

The dedication of the Biggenden war memorial took place on Sunday afternoon last, in the presence of a large gathering.  In opening the proceedings, Mr. G. H. Whitney, chairman of the committee said that Biggenden would not now have the reproach of not having a suitable memorial, erected to the memory of their soldiers. On the eleventh anniversary of the immortal landing at Gallipoli, they were dedicating Biggenden's memorial to the memory of those men whose deeds on that occasion, and on the fields of Flanders and Palestine, had given Australia a place among the nations of the world.

The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mrs. T. Summers, who removed the flag with which the monument was draped. The monument was erected at a cost of £300.
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld),
30 April 1926.
 

 

Location

Address:Victoria & Frederick Streets, Biggenden, 4621
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.510396
Long: 152.046526
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1926
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Degilbo Shire in appreciation of those who enlisted during the Great War

1914 - 1919.

In memoriam.

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Plaque :

In memory of those who served
Korea, Malaya, Borneo & Vietnam campaigns

Erected by Biggenden R S L Sub Branch

 

 

Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription

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Plaque :

In memory of those who served
1939 - 45 war

Erected by Biggenden R S L Sub Branch

Right Side Inscription
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Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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