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

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The War Memorial was erected to commemorate 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

Location

Address:Gill Street, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.076811
Long: 146.264049
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

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

Contractors
A & R Bell and Gold City Tiles (Tiling)
International Conservation Service Pty Ltd (Restoration of Plaque) 
Crawford's Casting P/L (Bronze Figure) 
Bill Bray Electrical (Lighting) 

 

 

Source: MA,SKP
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