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Upper Coomera War Memorial Back Inscription
Upper Coomera War Memorial Back Inscription

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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
Long: 153.288275
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)


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

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


Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

In Memory 
Those Who Paid The 
Supreme Sacrifice

World War II
1939 - 1945

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Right Side Inscription

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