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Lamp Closeup
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The Indooroopilly Fallen Sailors and Soldiers Monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. Additional plaques in remembrance of the Second World War, Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Borneo and Vietnam have been added to the memorial. 

The memorial was originally located at the intersection of Station and Westminster Roads. On 14 March 1972, Brisbane City Council decided on a new and safer site for the memorial - an area of land bounded by Coonan Street, Belgrave Road, and Underhill Avenue.

"The country will not forget either those who lost their lives, or those who have been left behind to mourn them," said His Excellency the Governor on Saturday afternoon, when unveiliing the monument to fallen sailors and soldiers which has been erected by public subscription through the Progress Association of Indooroopilly. 

The monument which was designed by Mr H.W. Mobsby, is constructed of white Carrara marble and granite. A moulded granite cap bearing a lamp surmounts the column, the front panel of the latter bearing 25 names of residents of No. 1 Ward of Taringa Shire who gave their lives for their country. Below the honour roll is verse from Laurence Binyon's poem, "For the Fallen."
The Queenslander (Brisbane), 5 March 1921.

 

 

Location

Address:Coonan Street & Belgrave Road, Keating Park, Indooroopilly, 4068
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.500127
Long: 152.975636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th February, 1921
Front Inscription

    INDOOROOPILLY
       FALLEN
SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
     MONUMENT
    1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old;
  Age shall not wear them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
   And in the morning
 We will remember them.

Left Side Inscription

WORLD WAR 11
    1939 -1945
 KOREAN WAR
    1950 -1953

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Unveiled
By
Sir Matthew Nathan K.C.M.G
Governor 
26 · 2 · 1921

Right Side Inscription

MALAYAN EMERGENCY
1950 - 1960
BORNEO
VIETNAM WAR 1962-1972

Plaque :

Australia Remembers  
1945 - 1995

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

Lest We Forget

Source: MA, MIV,SKP
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