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01-March-2016
01-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson

A memorial commemorates the men from the Longreach and Ilfracombe district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally built to commemorate those who served in World War One.  

Two walls at the rear of the memorial which were unveiled in 2007 acknowledge the Kindred Association of Longreach and conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The walls were originally situated at the entrance to the memorial.

The unveiling of the Longreach War Memorial was performed by the Chairman of the Longreach Shire Council, Councillor R.L. H. Peterson on the 25th April 1927.   The memorial was to be unveiled by Colonel Cameron C.M.G., D.S.O., but he was prevented from making the long trip to Longreach by his doctors after he aggravated a war wound. The memorial was erected by Mr F.H. Allen, Stonemason of Rockhampton .
The Longreach Leader (QLD ) Friday 29 April 1927.

Location

Address:Landsborough Highway & Galah Street, ANZAC Memorial Park, Longreach, 4730
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.440706
Long: 144.251822
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:F.H. Allen (Rockhampton, QLD)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

REMEMBRANCE

      [ Names ]
THE GREAT WAR. 
     1914  1919
 
     1939  1945

Left Side Inscription

SACRIFICE

[ Names ]

(Wall at Entrance) 
South Africa  11-10-1899  -  1-6-1902
Boxer Rebellion  6-8-1900  -  25-4-1901
First World War 4-8-1914  -  11-11-1918
Second World War 3-9-1939 - 15-8-1945
Korean War 29-6-1950  -  27-7-1953
Malayan Emergency  31-5-1950  -  31-7-1960
Indonesian Confrontation 10-10-1963  -  1-10-1966
Vietnam War 3-8-1962  - 1-1-1973
Peacekeeping 1-6-1956  -

LEST WE FORGET

Back Inscription

FREEDOM

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

UNITY

[ Names ]

(Wall at Entrance) 

KINDRED ASSOCIATION
Naval Association of Australia
Rats of Tobruk Association
Royal Australian Air Force Association
United Ex-Servicewomen Association
42 Australian Infantry Association
Vietnam Vets Association
T.P.I. Association of QLD
9th Field Ambulance Association
Ex-National Service Association
War Widows Association
11th Australian Field Ambulance
17th Infantry Brigade
Legacy

LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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