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Greenmount War Memorial Digger
Greenmount War Memorial Digger

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Greenmount War Memorial honours those who served in World War One, World War Two and Vietnam.

 

Originally erected to those who served in World War One, the memorial is a 'digger' statue which features a chin strap, has the rifle pointing skywards, and has his right knee bent. Carvings on the memorial show crossed rifles, left over right, and a wreath of flowers. Two nurses are named, one being Sister Elizabeth Kenny, world famous because of her later work with polio victims. Her brother, Sergeant William Kenny is also on the long list of names. He was General William Birdwood's body guard in World War One. Other names include four Hogarth Brothers from Balgownie Station near Pittsworth, three of whom did not return.

The memorial to the soldiers of the Cambooya Shire District who enlisted in the war was unveiled at Greenmount which was the seat of government for the shire at the time. The memorial was erected by public subscription and erected opposite the railway station. The cost of the memorial was in the vicinity of £184 and at the time of the unveilng, 184 names were inscribed on the monument, 27 of whom had already paid the supreme sacrifice. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan on the 11th December 1922.

Location

Address:Ramsay Street, Bicentennial Memorial Park, Greenmount, 4359
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.786561
Long: 151.90559
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:W. R. Prout (Warwick, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th December, 1922
Source: MIV,SKP, QWMR , MA
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