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24-November-2015
24-November-2015

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A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts and peacekeeping operations that Australia has been involved in.

 

Location

Address:165 Duringan Street, Currumbin RSL, Currumbin, 4223
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.137261
Long: 153.474358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st April, 1979
Front Inscription

These plaques are dedicated in memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice and tho those who served their country to demonstrate the meaning of peace to the world

Dedicated by Rev. Ben Clarke OAM
Unveiled by Mr. Ted Kenna VC - World War II  Mr. Keith Payne VC, DSC(US) - Korea - Vietnam

In the presence of Mrs. Edna Wheatley, widow of Kevin (Dasher) Wheatley VC (Posthumous - Vietnam)

Mr. Ron Workman - President - Currumbin - Palm Beach R. & S. L. Sub-Branch on the occassion of the 80th anniversary of World War I  11-11-1998

We will remember them

Plaque :
Dedicated to those men and women who have served our country in war and peace to ensure our children can play without fear 
So to all who have the pleasure in visiting our cenotaph always remember freedom is not free

Plaque :
This cenotaph was rebuilt in reverent  memory of all men and women who served to protect this beautiful sunburnt country Australia in all war and conflicts in the pursuit of world peace and the freedom of mankind

To all who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave of their lives and to all who have succumbed we say thank you and God bless you all

Rededicated by 

Dedicated by Reverend Ben Clark OAM
Respectfully unveiled by Mr. Keith Payne VC  DSC SS (US) Vietnam and Mr. Ron Workman OAM President Currumbin - Palm Beach R. & S. L. Sub-Branch on the occassion of the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in World War One where the ANZAC spirit was born
The 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two
The 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War

In the presence of the veterans and the community of this era on this day - Remembrance Day 11 / 11 / 2005

The spirit of the ANZAC and the spirit of our nation will never die

 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :
The longest and bloodiest conflict the world has seen since 1945
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict in Vietnam
1962 - 1973
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
"Keeping the Peace"
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in "peacekeeping operations" throughout the world
Indonesia, Korea, Israel, India / Pakistan, Congo, West Irian, Yemen, Cyprus, Sinai, Syria, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Peshawar, Iran / Iraq, Namimbia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Oman / Persian Gulfs, Red Sea, Iraq / Kuwait, Kurdistan, West Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Bougainville, Haiti, Guatemala, Baklans, East Timor, Solomon Islands
1947 -  --
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
Desert Shield - Desert Storm - Desert Farewell
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served with United Nations forces in the First Gulf War
Iraq - Kuwait
1990 - 1991
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
"International coalition against terrorism"and the "Coalition of the Willing"
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the war in Afghanistan 2001 - - and the Second Gulf War 2003 - - -
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
The longest and bloodiest conflict the world has seen since 1945
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict in Vietnam
1962 - 1973
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
"Keeping the Peace"
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in "peacekeeping operations" throughout the world
Indonesia, Korea, Israel, India / Pakistan, Congo, West Irian, Yemen, Cyprus, Sinai, Syria, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Peshawar, Iran / Iraq, Namimbia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Oman / Persian Gulfs, Red Sea, Iraq / Kuwait, Kurdistan, West Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Bougainville, Haiti, Guatemala, Baklans, East Timor, Solomon Islands
1947 -  --
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
Desert Shield - Desert Storm - Desert Farewell
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served with United Nations forces in the First Gulf War
Iraq - Kuwait
1990 - 1991
Lest We Forget

 

Back Inscription

Plaque :
War Widows Guild of Australia (Qld) Inc. Gold Coast South Sub Branch
Honours those who died serving their country and those who have served and since died
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
Australian Women`s Army Service
World War II 1941 - 1945

In honour of those who served
Lest We Forget
Dedicated 15. 6. 97

Plaque :
Compassionate - Resourceful - Independent and Unsung
Dedicated to and in honour of the Australian Nursing Service and paramedics who served and lost their lives in all wars and conflicts in which Australia has been involved to this point in time
Commemorating 100 years of nursing Service
1899 - 1999

Lest We Forget

Plaque :
The war to end all wars
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict during World War I 

1914 - 1918
Lest We Forget

 

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :
Mostly unsung
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict during the Malayan Emergency 
1948 - 1960
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
The forgotten war
The frozen chosen

Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict in Korea
the land of the morning calm

1950 - 1953
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served by example in the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces Australian Contingent in the occupation of Japan and in support of the Korean War
1945 - 1952
Lest We Forget

Plaque :
Giving all, daring all, enduring all to the utmost - to the end
Dedicated to and in honour of those men and women who served in the time of conflict during World War II 
1939 - 1945
Lest We Forget

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