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Richmond War Memorial
Richmond War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Richmond War Memorial is a unique design, replacing previous Memorial fountain, as the main memorial in Richmond. Symbolising a stylisation of three rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives at the battle fo the Somme, France in the Great War. Original wooden crosses on the battlefields were made from artillery shell and ammunition boxes. To signify this fact , the centre of the memorial constitutes a steel cross, that extends beyond the uprights. Dedicated on the 25th April 2001.

The memorial holds Rolls of Honour for individuals from the Richmond region who served and died in wars. Additionally, there is space for smaller individual remembrance plaques to Veterans. There are tri-service and additional badges to respresent all the forces on the three struts.

Location

Address:Flinders Highway, Jack Brown Lions Park, Richmond, 4822
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.734157
Long: 143.145226
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 2001
Front Inscription

 HONOUR ROLL
KILLED IN ACTION

     (NAMES)

LEST WE FORGET

Inscription in Proximity

 The Richmond War memorial was consecrated on the 25th April 2001.

The memorial is a stylization of three army rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their  lives in the Battle of the Somme, France in the Great War 1914-1918. The battered wooden cross was made from the artillery shell boxes.

Source: QWMR, MA
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