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03-November-2015
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The Fallen Soldiers Memorial commemorates those who from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

Monument characteristics :

An eleven metre high column with platform made of polished Bowral trachyte.

Dr. Earl Page assisted by Mr. Austin Chapman (Minister for Customs) and Mr. J. A. Perkins, M.L.A., unveiled a memorial to fallen soldiers from Queanbeyan district. The memorial consists of a polished trachyte column, 36ft. high, erected at the corner of Monaro and Lowe streets, at a cost of  £1000.  Dr. Page complimented the honorary architects, Messrs. John Reid and Son, Sydney, on the beauty of the design. Mr. Chapman made an appeal for funds to clear the committee of debt, and the necessary balance was subscribed. A number of beautiful wreaths was laid on the monument by relatives of the 51 fallen soldiers whose names are inscribed on the base of the column.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW),  20 December 1923.

Location

Address:Monaro & Lowe Streets, Queanbeyan, 2620
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.354577
Long: 149.232118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Approx. Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Approx. Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:John Reid & Son (Sydney, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:Loveridge & Hudson (Sydney, NSW)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
Front Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
THIS MONUMENT IS GRATEFULLY ERECTED
25TH APRIL 1923.

Left Side Inscription

THE FOUNDATION STONE, OF THIS MONUMENT WAS LAID BY LORD FORSTER,
GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF  AUSTRALIA
14TH APRIL 1923.

 

 

 

Back Inscription

THIS MONUMENT WAS UNVEILED BY THE HON. DR EARLE PAGE,
ACTING PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

ASSISTED BY THE HON. E.K. BOWDEN, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AND THE HON. AUSTIN CHAPMAN, MINISTER FOR CUSTOMS.
15TH DECR 1923.

Right Side Inscription

THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
[Names]

Source: SKP,NRWM, MA
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