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Shire of Moggill War Memorial  Front view
Shire of Moggill War Memorial Front view

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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 paid the supreme sacrifice 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."/ (Names)

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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