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Giru War Memorial : 25-April-2011
Giru War Memorial : 25-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Giru War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. A plaque containing the names of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One and Two were added at a later date as were commemorative plaques to the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The memorial has been renovated and the original war trophy removed.

The original Giru War Memorial consisted of a German Machine Gun mounted on a concrete column which was unveiled by Lieutenant Colonel North M.C on the 22nd July 1935 in the C.W.A. Park which was officially opened on the same day.
Townsville Daily Bulletin , 1st July 1935


Address:Carey Street, Lions Brolga Park, Giru, 4809
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.515001
Long: 147.104811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th July, 1935
Front Inscription

1914 - 1918
1939 - 45

Korea 1950-53
Vietnam 1962-72

Back Inscription

           Erected by
Giru Sub Branch R.S.S.I.L.A.
In memory of fallen comrades


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