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09-February-2014
09-February-2014

Photographs supplied by Karen Berry / Judith Nissen

St George Hospital Memorial Pavilion commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The Memorial Pavilion was erected by Returned Soldiers in 1928 as a memorial to those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. It features tiered seating on one side which faces an Honour Board housed in a special white cabinet on the opposite wall. Doors on the cabinet protect the Honour Board from the weather. Several other plaques are attached to the outside of the rear wall. Further Rolls of Honour have been added to commemorate local men who fell in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam. A pictorial plaque which contains the pledge made by Australian Army Medical Staff nurses has been added to commemorate Australian Military Medical Staff who have served in all wars and conflicts. 

The St George Hospital, known as the St George Soldiers Memorial Hospital, was officially opened by Mr  M.J. Kirwan, M.L.A., Minister for Public Works on the 3rd February 1929. The hospital was erected in memory of the soldiers of the district who died in World War One.
The Brisbane Courier, 5th February 1929.

Location

Address:1 Victoria Street, St. George Hospital, St George, 4487
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.027055
Long: 148.592379
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1928
Front Inscription

War - Memorial - 1928

Left Side Inscription

(Inside Pavilion) 
For King & Country
1914 St George & District 1919
[ Names ]

(Outside Pavilion)
Plaque :
Greater Love Hath No Man 
[ Names ]

Plaque : 
TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT  WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1918.
THIS HOSPITAL HAS BEEN DEDICATED BY THE RESIDENTS OF ST. GEORGE AND DISTRICT
(ERECTED BY THE RETURNED SOLDIERS) 

Plaque : 
Greater Love Hath No Man 
[ Names ]

Plaque : 
(Name)      (Name)
Korea       Vietnam
 

Back Inscription
War - Memorial - 1928
Right Side Inscription
(Inside Pavilion) 
Plaque:
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY MEDICAL STAFF
a lifetime of dedication in service
"I pledge myself loyalty to serve my King and Countryand(sic) to maintain the honour and efficency of the Australian Army Nursing Service. I will do all in my power to alleviate the suffering of the sick and the wounded, sparing no effort to bring them comfort of body and peace of mind. I will work in unity and comradeship with my fellow nurses. I will be ready to give assistance to those in need of my help, and will abstain from any actions which may bring sorrow and suffering to others. At all times I will endeavour to uphold the highest traditions of Womanhood and and of the Profession of which I am Part."
the pledge made by AAMS nurses


First World War                    1914 - 1918
Second World War                1939 - 1945 
Korean war                           1950 - 1953
Vietnam War                         1962 - 1975
Iraq: The First Gulf War          1990 - 1991
Afghanistan                            2001- ongoing as of 2015
Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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