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Monument commemorates those who died whilst in service of the Thursday Island Garrison between 1893-1917.
The garrison at Thursday Island was formed in 1893 on the recommendations of military authorities both in Australia and England as a defence against a possible invasion of Australia. The colonies undertook the responsibilty of erecting the works while the Imperial Government promised to supply the guns and ammunition. The works at Thursday Island were designed by Major Druitt R.E. A similar fortification was propsed for Albany. The first troops to the garrison consisted of two officers and fifty men of the Queensland Permanent Force under the the command of Captain Byron.
Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton , 19th June 1893.
|Address:||Aplin Road, Thursday Island Cemetery, Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.575901|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1893|
|Actual Event End Date:||1917|
OF THE OFFICERS
MEN OF THE
WHO DIED WHILE
SERVING AT THIS
THIS STONE IS ERECTED
BY THEIR COMRADES