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24-April-2014
24-April-2014

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The Cross of Sacrifice commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two who are buried in the cemetery.  The graves of 64 soldiers and 24 airmen belonging to the Australian forces can be found in this cemetery.

The Cross of Sacrifice was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Imperial War Graves Commission (now Commonwealth War Graves Commission) and is usually present in Commonwealth war cemeteries containing 40 or more graves. It is normally a freestanding four point limestone Latin cross in one of three sizes ranging in height from 18 to 32 feet. On the face of the cross is a bronze broadsword, blade down. It is usually mounted on an octagonal base. The Cross represents the faith of the majority of the dead and the sword represents the military character of the cemetery.

Location

Address:124 Warwick Road, Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich, 4305
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.630674
Long: 152.759754
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…
Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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