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The Booval War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The memorial bears the leaded names of the 221 local citizens who served in World War One and the sixteen who died in World War Two which were added to the memorial at a later date. This is surmounted by a marble digger statue, smaller than life-sized standing at ease with arms reversed and supported by a tree stump. He stands with his feet slightly apart and the rifle rests beside one foot and is held across his body.
The memorial contains a plaque which was dedicated on the 25th April 1997 which commemorates those who served in conflicts since World War Two. The Boer War plaque also commemorates the centenary of the Australian Military Forces and was dedicated on 25th April 2001.
On Saturday next, February 15, at 3.30 p.m., the unveiling of the Booval, Silkstone, and Newtown Honour Stone will take place in Cameron Park, Booval. The ceremony will be performed by his Excellency the Governor Sir Hamilton J. Goold-Adams.
Queensland Times (Ipswich). 8th February 1919
|Address:||Green Street, Cameron Park, Booval, 4304|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.615462|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Daphne Mayo & Frank Williams|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Frank Williams & Co (Ipswich, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 15th February, 1919|
FOR KING AND EMPIRE
Erected by the residents of BOOVAL, SILKSTONE and NEWTOWN
In Honour of the brave men who Enlisted in the A.I.F. During the Great War of 1914 to 1919.
This Stone Was Laid By D.A.GLEDSON ESQ M·L·A