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The Sandgate War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. An additional plaque was later added to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action of World War Two and those who had served and died in Malaya, the Korean War and Vietnam.
The Mayor of Sandgate W.H. Bowser presided over the memorial's organising committee which commissioned prominent Queensland architect George Gray Prentice to design the £850 monument, but also donated much of the granite from his Samford quarry.
Charles Lowther, of the masonry firm Lowther and Sons that built the cenotaph, was a returned soldier who had served in the Light Horse in Palestine during World War One.
The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan , on February 24th 1924.
The Brisbane Courier, 31st January 1924.
|Address:||Seymour Street & Brighton Road, Sandgate, 4017|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.320675|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||George Gray Prentice|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Lowther & Sons (Brisbane, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th February, 1924|
·IN LOVING MEMORY OF
·WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
·THE WAR OF 1914 - 1918
THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945
MALAYA- THE KOREAN WAR -VIETNAM
They died, and yet, in memory shall they live.
That we may know the worth of sacrifice;
Know that their death in freedom's cause,
Stands as a beacon light. To point the way -
To paths of peace