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18-November-2014
18-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
Original statue from the Oxley War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One. The statue is now held in perpetuity by the Sherwood Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch. 

Location

Address:Clewley Street, Sherwood Services Club, Corinda, 4075
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.538034
Long: 152.981176
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Inscription in Proximity

(plaque) 

" DIGGER"
THIS DIGGER MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED AT THE OXLEY
MEMORIAL PARK IN 1920. THIS ORIGINSL SANDSTONE MEMORIAL
STOOD AS A SYMBOL OF THE YOUTH OF AUSTRALIA WHO
VOLUNTEERED THEIR SERVICES IN WORLD WAR 1.

FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHOSE SONS FAILED TO RETURN,
THIS REPRESENTED A SUBSTITUTE TOMBSTONE,
A FOCUS OF SORROW AND PRIDE. 

THIS DIGGER WAS RELIEVED OF DUTY 
IN 2006 AFTER 86 YEARS OF SERVICE. 

A MODERN REPLICA NOW STANDS IN PLACE TO REMEMBER 
THE FALLEN AND THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE DISTRICT.


LEST WE FORGET 

This Memorial remains in trust with Sherwood Indooroopilly Sub Branch which is acknowledged as the perpetual owners. 

 

Source: MA
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