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07-May-2015
07-May-2015

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Nanango War Memorial was originally erected by residents of Nanango and District in memory of those who served and those who died in the Great War 1914-1918. 

The digger of Italian marble was prepared in Italy and the pedestal on which it stands is typical of those prepared by A. Petrie and Son of Toowong. Marble plaques bear many names of those who served in World War One, with a special section for five Nurses and a Chaplain. The memorial was unveiled by Major General Sir T. W. Glasgow, KCB, CMG, DSO, on the 29th January 1920.

A memorial area surrounding the monument was unveiled on ANZAC Day 1967 and contains pillars which list the names of those who served in World War Two. An Australia Remembers Plaque is also contained in this precinct.

The Nanango Fallen Soldiers Memorial Committee has accepted a tender of £400 for the erection of a marble statue in Nanango. The monument is to be erected in the District Court House yard. The front slab is to contain the names of the fallen men and the other three slabs will contain the names of the other enlistments of whom there were over 300.
The Brisbane Courier, 19th February 1919.



 

Location

Address:Drayton & Henry Streets, Nanango , 4615
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.670896
Long: 152.001657
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 (pedestal), A. Gasagrande (Italy, figure)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 29th January, 1920
Front Inscription

 "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE "

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ERECTED BY  THE RESIDENTS OF NANANGO, AND DISTRICT,   IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE MILITARY DISTRICT OF NANANGO  WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919, AND IN RECOGNITION  OF THE SERVICES OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED IN THAT WAR

UNVEILED BY MAJOR GENERAL SIR T.W.GLASGOW K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
29TH JANUARY 1920

Plaque :

1939 - World War II- 1945

Nanago Commemorates The  50th Anniversary
Lest We Forget

 

Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription

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Plaque :

1962 - Vietnam - 1973
In Honour Of those Who Gave Their Lives And Those Who Served 

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

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Plaque :

1950 - Korea - 1953
In Honour Of Those Who Gave Their Lives And Those Who Served 

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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