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Cloncurry War Memorial 3
Cloncurry War Memorial 3

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The Cloncurry War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who serve in World War One and was unveiled by the Governor -General Lord Stonehaven on the 26th August 1927. The roll of honour for those who served in World War Two was added at a later date. The original clocks have been replaced by etchings on gold metal circles paying tribute to RAAF (Boomerang), NAVY (HMAS Canberra), ARMY (Bren Carrier) and NURSING (Sister M de Mestre). The memorial also features a 50th anniversary World War Two plaque. 

His Excellency, the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven, arrived in Cloncurry on Friday last from Normanton, at 10.30 a.m. by aeroplane, and was met by the Chairman of the Cloncurry Shire Council, Councillor W.A. Ross, Mr Knyvett, Police Magistrate, Councillors Gardener, Aiken, Whitehouse, Butt, Sub-Inspector Battersby, and Senior Sergeant Cahalane. 

His Excellency was driven to the R.S.S.I.L.A. War Memorial at 12 o'clock, where the ceremony of the unveiling look place. Mr J. L. Hardgrave had arranged things very nicely, and saw there were plenty of seats and flags were stretched from the Post Office Hotel to the Central, which made the town look quite gay. Mr Ross was pleased to have the great opportunity of calling on His Excellency to unveil Cloncurry's War Memorial. 
Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld), 1 September 1927. 

Location

Address:Sheaffer & Scarr Streets, Cloncurry, 4824
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.70567
Long: 140.505378
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 26th August, 1927
Front Inscription

      In Memory Of
          the Men of 
CLONCURRY and DISTRICT
who gave their lives in the service
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
 during the GREAT WAR  
         1914 - 1918

 

       (lower plaque)

        1945 -1995

This plaque commemorates 
   the 50th anniversary of 
   all the men and women 
who paid the supreme sacrifice
      in World War 11

  LEST WE FORGET

 

Left Side Inscription

 ROLL OF HONOUR
1939 -1945 WAR
     (NAMES)

Back Inscription

      THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
        
(NAMES)

Right Side Inscription

 ROLL OF HONOUR
1939 -1945 WAR
    
 (NAMES)

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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