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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
Long: 152.784881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Daphne Mayo & Frank Williams
Monument Manufacturer:Frank Williams & Co (Ipswich, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th February, 1919
Front Inscription

For King and Empire

[ Names ]

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.


Left Side Inscription
Back Inscription
Fallen World War 11
Right Side Inscription
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