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The Upper Coomera War Memorial includes a 'Digger' statue and was erected in memory of the men from the Coomera District who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919. An additional plaque was added at a later date to commemorate those who gave their lives in World War Two.
On Saturday, 18th May 1918, Upper Coomera was the scene of an event unique in its history with the unveiling of a memorial to the fallen brave of the district. The memorial consists of a life sized figure of an Australian soldier in freestone, on a pedestal. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mr E.H. Macartney M.L.A., who was introduced to the gathering by W. A. Foxwell, chairman of the Coomera District Patriotic Committee.
The Brisbane Courier, 24th May 1918
|Address:||Oxenford-Tambourine & Charlies Crossing Roads, Upper Coomera, 4209|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.901553|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 18th May, 1918|
MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY THE RESIDENTS
IN HONOUR OF THE BRAVE LADS
OF THE COOMERA DISTRICT
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
"They gave their all.
Let you who pass, saluting here their names,
See that through you no slur, nor stain, nor shame
Falls on the land for which they gave their lives
THOSE WHO PAID THE
WORLD WAR 11