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Gordonvale War Memorial
Gordonvale War Memorial

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Gordonvale War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were inscribed on the memorial at a later date.

The unveiling of the Gordonvale Cenotaph took place on the 9th November 1924 in front of a large gathering. The unveiling of the memorial was performed by the Chairman of the Shire Council, Mr. S.H. Warner while the band played the "Dead March in Saul " followed by one minute's silence.  The Cenotaph stands 17 feet 9 inches higH and the figure, consisting of an Australian soldier standing with reversed arms and bowed head, and the column, is constructed from Helidon Free Stone. The statue itself measures five feet six inches. The Memorial is surrounded by a very neat iron railing, about ten feet square The work of construction was carried out by Messrs Melrose  and Fenwick Ltd.
Cairns Post (QLD), 11 November 1924.   

Location

Address:Gordon Street, Norman Park, Gordonvale, 4865
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.091716
Long: 145.786984
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th November, 1924
Front Inscription

        THIS MEMORIAL
Was Erected By The Citizens Of
GORDONVALE And DISTRICT
To the memory of those who fell
DURING THE GREAT WAR  
         1914 - 1918.
        "Lest We Forget"
           [Names]

Back Inscription

        THIS MEMORIAL
Was Erected By The Citizens Of
GORDONVALE And DISTRICT
To the memory of those who fell
DURING WORLD WAR, 11
        1939 - 1945.
      "Lest We Forget"
            [Names]

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR, MA
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