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Maroon War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who enlisted in World War One. The memorial was unveiled by General Sir William Birdwood on the 21st May 1920. At a well attended public meeting in 1947, it was decided to have the names of the service personnel who had enlisted from the district in World War Two, inscribed on the memorial. The Memorial includes a 'digger' statue atop a tall column, which in turn rested on a substantial pedestal and plinth.
In August 1914 Maroon was a small, isolated agricultural community without an urban focus, engaged principally in dairying. Forty-two men from the thirty-five families resident in the district enlisted and of these, seventeen made the supreme sacrifice. This represented a mortality rate for the Maroon community of approximately 40%, compared with the average nationally of 20%.
|Address:||Boonah-Rathdowney Road, Maroon State School, Maroon, 4310|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.171667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Frank Williams & Co (Ipswich, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 21st May, 1920|
KING AND EMPIRE
"Their Name Liveth
World War 11 1939 -1945
Was Erected By
The Residents Of Maroon
As A Tribute Of Gratitude
And Respect To The Local
Volunteers In The
Great War 1914-19.
General Sir William
May 21, 1920