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Drayton War Memorial
Drayton War Memorial

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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.

Location

Address:Brisbane & Luck Streets, Drayton Soldiers Memorial Park, Drayton, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.598358
Long: 151.917219
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Bruce Brothers (Toowoomba, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th June, 1924
Front Inscription

In Memoriam
[ Names ]

In Memoriam.  Second World War 1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Korea 1950-1953
[ Name ]

Left Side Inscription
"THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE"
Back Inscription

The Great War

War Declared
Aug. 4th 1914.

Armistice Day
Nov. 11th 1918.

Treaty of Peace
Signed - June 28th 1919.

Right Side Inscription
    Erected By
The Residents Of
Drayton & District
In Grateful Remembrance
Of Those Residents
   Who Fell In The
      Great War.
Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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