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14-March-2016
14-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Roma`s Cenotaph commemorates the fallen of both World Wars. Originally built to commemorate the 93 fallen of World War One, a plaque was added at a later date to commemorate the 39 who fell in World War Two.

The Cenotaph was unveiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Donald Cameron, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D. on Anzac Day 1938. The ceremony was preceded by a march of through the town of about 120 returned soldiers headed by a band and led by Sir Donald Cameron. The march to the memorial took the route through an avenue of bottle trees which represented each of their fallen comrades.
Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba), 27th April 1938.

 

Monument Characteristics:
The memorial comprises a cenotaph sitting on a slightly larger base, both of rock faced pale grey granite. The cenotaph has three leaded marble plaques which are recessed into the granite. The front face (facing Bungil Street) bears Laurence Binyon`s ode "For the Fallen " with a bronze AIF badge above. The rear plaque bears the 93 names of the fallen with a bronze laurel wreath above. A plaque has been added to the eastern side to commemorate the 39 local men who fell in the Second World War.

 



 

 

Location

Address:Bungil Street, Memorial Park, Roma, 4455
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.569242
Long: 148.788715
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1938
Front Inscription
IN MEMORY OF ALL THE MEN
ENLISTED FROM THIS DISTRICT
WHO WERE FOUND FAITHFUL
UNTO DEATH IN THE GREAT WAR 
1914 — 1918

They Shall Grown Not Old
As We That Are Left Grow Old
Age Shall Not Weary Them 
Nor The Years Condemn
At The Going Down Of The Sun
And In The Morning 
We Will Remember Them 

"LEST WE FORGET." 
Back Inscription
(Names)
Right Side Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
ENLISTED FROM THIS DISTRICT
WHO PAID THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE IN THE 
2nd GREAT WAR 1939 -1945

       (Names) 

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR, MA
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