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Charters Towers War Memorial : 23-April-2011
Charters Towers War Memorial : 23-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The monument was erected to commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two. An additional plaque has been added to commemorate Post World War Two campaigns. In 2005 the statue of a digger was installed as part of the restoration of the Cenotaph.

Plans have been finalised in Charters Towers for the erection of a war memorial. Expected to cost in the vicinity of £1000, the memorial is to be built in the middle of Gill Street opposite the hospital gates. The monument is 9ft square at the base and 20ft high. At the very top will burn an electric lamp, shaded as a flame of remembrance. The memorial was to be in honour of the dead of two world wars 1914-18, and 1939-45.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 21st March 1953


Address:Gill Street, Charters Towers, 4820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.076811
Long: 146.264049
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1955
Front Inscription

1914 - 1918

Lest We Forget

1939 -1945

Left Side Inscription

War Memorial

Officially Unveiled

13th November 1955

Right Side Inscription

Dedicated to those who served and died in the Korea, Malaya, Borneo campaigns and the Vietnam conflict.

Lest We Forget

Inscription in Proximity

War Memorial Refurbished with statue and rededicated by Father John Emerson (Anglican Church)
Remembrance Day, 11th November 2005

Project jointly funded by Charters Towers City Council and the Queensland Government through its Community Memorials Restoration Program

Council Members
Cr B J Beveridge (Mayor)   
Cr F C Beveridge (Deputy Mayor)   Cr L D Giddy
Cr D Chapman  Cr G E Richards
Cr A C Eather    Cr O D Smith 
Chief Executive - J C Wehlow
Project Manager - R G Read
Construction - G R Wall

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Source: MA,SKP
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