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The Drayton War Memorial was erected by the residents of Drayton and District in remembrance of those residents who died in World War One. A plaque was added to the memorial at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War Two and Korea.
The unveiling and dedication of Drayton and District Fallen Soldiers Memorial on the 28th June 1924 attracted a large gathering. Accompanying Lieutenant Colonel Fortescue, who unveiled the monument was Lieutenant W.H.Hilless area officer of the 25th Battalion which provided a firing party with Captain N.G. Hatton in charge. After the unveiling ceremony three volleys were fired by the trainees and "The Last Post" was sounded.
The Brisbane Courier , 30th June 1924.
|Address:||Brisbane & Luck Streets, Drayton Soldiers Memorial Park, Drayton, 4350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.598358|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Bruce Brothers (Toowoomba, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 28th June, 1924|
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In Memoriam. Second World War 1939 - 1945
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The Great War
Aug. 4th 1914.
Nov. 11th 1918.
Treaty of Peace
Signed - June 28th 1919.
The Residents Of
Drayton & District
In Grateful Remembrance
Of Those Residents
Who Fell In The