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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

Location

Address:Oxenford-Tambourine & Charlies Crossing Roads, Upper Coomera, 4209
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.901553
Long: 153.288275
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th May, 1918
Front Inscription

              THIS
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
- AUSTRALIA."

 

Left Side Inscription

 (names)

Back Inscription

            IN MEMORY
                   Of
     THOSE WHO PAID THE
    SUPREME SACRIFICE

       WORLD WAR 11
           1939-1945

            (names)

Right Side Inscription

 (names)

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR, MA
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