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49th Battalion Memorial
49th Battalion Memorial

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The bronze and marble 49th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial is dedicated to the fallen of both World Wars.  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.



Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Mr M.H.E.Henderson


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


                 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)

             OF THOSE WHO PAID THE
               SUPREME SACRIFICE
                    IN WORLD WAR
                         1939 -1945


Source: SKP, QWMR, MA
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