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Graceville War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate the servicemen and servicewomen of the Sherwood Shire who served in World War One. Plaques were added at a later date to commemorate those who served in World War Two. Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam.
On a copper scroll made by Ernest Gunderson, 52 soldiers and one nursing sister were included in a list of Sherwood Shire's fallen. 265 men, and seven nurses had enlisted from the Shire. The monument is a polished grey granite column set on a light grey granite pedestal. The shaft of the column has a gold laurel wreath imprinted on its north face, and is crowned with a polished ball, which is etched with a map of Australia, and the words "ANZAC."
The Memorial was unveiled on the 28th November 1920 in Graceville Memorial Park by Lt. Eric Maurice Little, of Corinda, a blind and maimed hero of the war. Mr Little was the founding president of the Sherwood RSL Sub-branch. The monument which cost £230 stands in a central position in the Honour Avenue of the park.
Brisbane Courier, 25th November 1920
|Address:||Oxley Road, Memorial Park, Graceville, 4075|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.518498|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||I Bennet|
|Monument Manufacturer:||A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 28th November, 1920|
The Great War 1914 - 1919
In Memory Evergreen
Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori
World War II 1939-45.
In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II.
Lest We Forget
Korea - Malaya
Borneo - Vietnam