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49th Battalion Memorial
49th Battalion Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The bronze and marble memorial plaque commemorates those members of the 49th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two. Originally unveiled to commemorate the fallen of the battalion in World War One and additional marble plaque was added at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War two. 

There is an extensive Roll of Honour surrounding the main plaque.

The 49th Infantry Battalion Memorial Plaque was unveiled by Colonel Lorenzo who was the original Commanding Officer of the Battalion. He trained and organised the unit in Egypt in early 1916, from men composed of recruits from Queensland and partly from veterans of the 9th Battalion. The plaque was unveiled on the 3rd March 1935 and was designed by a member of the battalion, Mr. M. H. E.Henderson.
The Courier-Mail, 25th February & 4th March 1935.

 

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr M. H. E. Henderson
Link: http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd March, 1935
Front Inscription

49th. BATTALION MEMORIAL

To The Memory
Of Our
Fallen Comrades
In The Great War
Australian Imperial 
Military Forces
1914        1918

Pozieres –  Bullecourt – Messines
Polygonwood – Passchaendale – Ancre
Villiers Bretonneux – Amiens – Hindenburg Line

Lower plaque :

         Also
Of Those Who Paid The
 Supreme Sacrifice
   In World War 
1939 -1945

 

Source: SKP, QWMR, MA
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