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20-October-2018
20-October-2018

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument, erected in 1952, commemorates those from the Yeppoon district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

In 2010 the Yeppoon War Memorial was restored and cleaned due to a partnership between Yeppoon RSL and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the restoration of the memorial. The restored Yeppoon War Memorial was unveiled in September 2010.

It was freely stated that one of the largest crowds ever seen at Yeppoon assembled at that popular resort yesterday, and judging by the number of trains which arrived and the cars that sought parking space it must have been so. Early in the afternoon the chief attraction was the start of the Yeppoon-Rockhampton road race, and this over, the crowd assembled outside the Strand Hotel, where the official opening of the Anzac Memorial Parade took place. There were about 1000 present and they were all there, mainly urged by the sentiment that lies beneath the origin of the parade - paying tribute to those who fell during the Great War.
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld), 27 December 1929.

The main street at Yeppoon was lined with townspeople and visitors on Anzac Day who showed keen interest In the street march and the unveiling of the new cenotaph. The procession, headed by the Rockhampton Pipe Band, consisted of returned men from both wars, Boy Scouts, pupils from State School and St Faith's College. At the cenotaph the president of the RSSAILA requested the customary minute's silence in honour of the memory of fallen comrades and then called upon the Chairman of the Livingstone Shire (Mr Todd) to unveil the monument.
The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton), 1st May 1952.

Location

Address:James & Normanby Streets, Beaman Park, Yeppoon, 4703
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.128736
Long: 150.747342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 1952
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

World War I
1914 - 1918
Enlistments

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

Dedicated to those members of the Australian Armed Services who served in the Vietnam conflict

1962 - 1975

"Never Forgotten" 

Back Inscription

Plaque :

Korea
1950 - 1953
[ Name ]

Vietnam
1962 - 1972
[ Name ]

Plaque :

Iraq / Afghanistan
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

Honouring the women of this District who answered the call to defend their country and served as members of the Australian Armed Forces

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR, MA
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