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Gympie & Widgee Memorial Gates 21
Gympie & Widgee Memorial Gates 21

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Roger Johnson

The Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates were unveiled in 1920 and honour the 167 local men who died in service or were killed in action during the First World War and the two who lost their lives in the Boer War.

In 1919 the Queensland Institute of Architects held a design competition for a memorial on behalf of the Gympie and Widgee District Soldiers' Memorial Fund. George Rae, then a young draftsman in the Brisbane office of Lange Powell won the competition. He also won the competition for the design of the memorial at Toowong, Brisbane.

 

Location

Address:Mary Street, Memorial Lane , Gympie, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.189723
Long: 152.661014
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:George Rae (Brisbane, QLD)
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)
Link: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Left Side Inscription

(Far Left Pillar)

THE BOER WAR
1899  1902

(Left Pillar )

(Names)

Right Side Inscription

(Far Right Pillar )

THE GREAT WAR
1914  1919

( Right Pillar)

(Names )

(Lower Plaque)

ERECTED To  The Memory Of Our FALLEN HEROES 
By Public Subscription

 

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR,QHR
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