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Graceville War Memorial ANZAC ball
Graceville War Memorial ANZAC ball

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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
Long: 152.976525
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:I Bennet
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)


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


The Great War 1914 - 1919

Fallen Heroes
Honoured And 
In Memory Evergreen

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

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