Gympie & Widgee War Memorial GatesPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Mary Street, Memorial Lane , Gympie, 4570|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.189723|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||George Rae (Brisbane, QLD)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1920|
(Far Left Pillar)
THE BOER WAR
(Left Pillar )
(Far Right Pillar )
THE GREAT WAR
( Right Pillar)
ERECTED To The Memory Of Our FALLEN HEROES
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