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Shire of Moggill War Memorial
Shire of Moggill War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The Shire of Moggill War Memorial includes a 'Digger' statue and was originally erected to commemorate those from the Shire who served in the South African War 1899-1902 and those who served and those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

An "Australia Remembers" plaque and a plaque commemorating the "Fuzzy Wuzzy" Angels of World War Two have been added to the front of the original memorial. At either side of the original memorial are plaques dedicated to those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malayan Emergency, Borneo and Vietnam.

The memorial was originally located on a traffic island at the intersection of Moggill and Brookfield Roads and relocated to the new memorial park in October 1988.

The unveiling of the monument erected in memory of the soldiers of the Moggill Shire district took place at Kenmore on Mr. Macartney, M L A., paid tribute to the soldiers of the Moggill district, and also to the loyal spirit of residents and expressed sympathy with the parents whose sons had paid the great sacrifice, and whose memory would be perpetuated by the memorial. The memorial was unveiled by General Spencer Browne.
The Brisbane Courier, 6th July 1920

Location

Address:Moggill & Brookfield Roads, Memorial Park, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, Kenmore, 4069
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.507191
Long: 152.939649
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd July, 1920
Front Inscription

Erected by The Residents of the Shire of Moggill, In appreciation of those Who sacrificed their lives In the cause of freedom.

"Their name liveth for evermore."

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Plaque :

Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995

Plaque :

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels - The Kokoda Track, PNG - 1942

We remember with gratitude their dedication and gentle care for our severely wounded.  Without their support in such fearsome conditions many of us would not have survived during the critical struggles defeating the invading Japanese forces in World War II.

Presented by one who survived and for those who did not come home.

Lieut. Colin H. Richardson.

Unveiled by Mr. Chris A. Vihruri P.N.G. Consul-General Queensland
Kenmore 25 April 1996

 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

To all those who served from the old Moggill Shire in World War II (1939-45)

From we who remember.

Plaque :

To all those who served from the Moggill District in the Korean War (1950-53)

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

To all those who served from the Moggill District in the Malayan Emergency (1950-60) and in Borneo

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

To all those who served from the Moggill District in the Vietnam War (1962-72)

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance

Inscription in Proximity
This Memorial Park was initiated by the Moggill War Memorial Committee 1985 - 88 and made possible by generous contributions by Lend Lease Corporation  the Brisbane City COuncil and the Pullenvale Bicentennial Committee enabling re-dedication of the memorial on Sunday 9 October, 1988.
Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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