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Graceville War Memorial ANZAC ball
Graceville War Memorial ANZAC ball

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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

 

Location

Address:Oxley Road, Memorial Park, Graceville, 4075
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.518498
Long: 152.976525
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:I Bennet
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th November, 1920
Front Inscription

       ANZAC.
The Great War 1914 - 1919
   Fallen Heroes
SHERWOOD SHIRE
    honoured and
In Memory Evergreen
      [Names]

Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

Left Side Inscription

World War II 1939-45.

Australia Remembers 
1945 -1995 

In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II.
Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

Korea - Malaya
Borneo - Vietnam

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR, SKP
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