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Forest Hill War Memorial Digger
Forest Hill War Memorial Digger

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Forest Hill War Memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen and those who served in World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added at a later date.

The digger is typical of P. J. Lowther designed digger memorials as also seen at Blackbutt, Murgon and Tiaro. It is possible that the monument was actually carved by Charles Lowther, sculptor son of this Brisbane masonry family, and an ex-serviceman who fought with the Australian Light Horse in World War One. Names of 11 men who died in World War One fill one section, with names of another 86 volunteers listed.

A large and representative gathering assembled on the 26th March for the unveiling of the soldier's memorial. The stone which is surmounted by a soldiers standing at ease has been erected near the Forest Hill railway station. The unveiling was performed by five mothers of fallen soldiers.
The Brisbane Courier, 28th March 1921

Location

Address:Victoria Street, Forest Hill, 4342
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.588783
Long: 152.356849
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:P. J. Lowther & Son (Petrie Bight, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th March, 1921
Front Inscription

IN MEMORIAM
1914-1918
For King & Country
(Names )
Greater Love Hath
No man Than This

 

 

Left Side Inscription

(Names)

(Lower Plaque)

In Memoriam
For King and Country 1939 - 1945
(names)

Back Inscription
(Names)
Right Side Inscription
(Names)
Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR,MA
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