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12-July-2014
12-July-2014

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The Winton War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate 518 men and women of the Winton district who served in the Great War 1914-1918 and honours the fallen from that war. Inscriptions honouring the fallen of World War Two and other conflicts were added to the memorial at a later date.  

A very handsome war memorial has been completed by Mr. G. H. Jenkins, monumental mason, William Street, for Winton, for erection in the main street of the town, and it will be trucked within a week. The foundation for the memorial is of concrete, 14ft square. The memorial itself is entirely of granite from Mr. Jenkin's quarry at Gracemere. It is a dark grey granite of uniform hardness and of very fine texture. It is undoubtedly an excellent stone for memorial work and can be beautifully polished.

The granite base is 5ft. square and 2ft. high, with four granite steps on each of the four sides. On this base there will be a pedestal 10ft. high and 3ft. 6in. at the base and 2ft. 4in. at the top. The pedestal is also capped by granite. The whole of the granite used weighs about 20 tons, the base and pedestal each weighing fully 5 tons. Below the cap on each side there is a handsome heavy bronze laurel wreath.
The Capricornian (Rockhampton), 6th March 1926.

 

Location

Address:Vindex Street, Winton, 4735
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.387871
Long: 143.03769
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr. G.H.Jenkins
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1926
Front Inscription

IN HONOUR OF
The 5I8 Men And Women
Of This District
Who Served In The Great War
1914 - 1918 
And
IN MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN
Whose Names Are Engraved Hereon
Their name liveth for evermore
 

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But dying has made us rarer gifts than gold
These laid the world away; poured out the red,
Sweet wine of youth gave up the years to be
Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene
That men call age and those that would have been
Their sons, they gave their immortality.

BOER WAR [ Name ]

       AND
IN MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN
1939 -1945.
 

 


 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

[ Names ]

H. M. A. S. VOYAGER
[ Name ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

VIETNAM WAR
[ Name ]

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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