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15-May-2015
15-May-2015

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A monument  with a digger statue commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two and the Boer War. It also contains a tablet erected in memory of King George V.

The memorial was originally erected by the residents of Tiaro in memory of those who served in World War One and unveiled on ANZAC Day 1921. The front of the memorial contained a list of the fallen with honour rolls of those who served on the remaining sides. An additional plaque was added to the front of the memorial at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War Two.  A Boer War Veterans plaque has also been added to the memorial.

The memorial service and the unveiling of the Soldiers' and Sailors memorial monument, which took place at Tiaro on Monday last, 25 inst., was very largely attended. Several hundreds of people from all parts of our district were present, and the function throughout was well carried out and most impressive. On the arrival Sir T. W. Glasgow at Tiaro, he was welcomed by a large body of people, including Mr. McRobert, President of the Memorial Committee, Mr. Thos. Lawrence, Secretary, Councillors J. A.  Austin, H. B. Lindley, and others.

General Sir T.W. Glasgow, on rising to address the gathering was well received. First he thanked the members of the Memorial Committee for the invitation to be present, and as a native of Tiaro, he could assure them he was pleased to see such an excellent gathering. After expressing to the relatives of the fallen his deepest sympathy, General Glasgow unveiled the memorial monument, which was draped with the Union Jack. 
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld), 28 April 1921.

 

 

Location

Address:Bruce Highway & Kooringa Road, Tiaro, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.728731
Long: 152.582758
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1921
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget.

They Died For King And Country

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1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919
ERECTED BY RESIDENTS OF TIARO SHIRE
UNVEILED APRIL 25TH 1921

Plaque :

IN HONOUR OF THE FALLEN
1939 - 1945
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Lest We Forget

 

 

Left Side Inscription

HONOUR ROLL

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Back Inscription

HONOUR ROLL

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Right Side Inscription

Nurses
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Honour Roll
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Plaque :

BOER WAR VETERANS FROM TIARO
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LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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