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47th Battalion Plaque
47th Battalion Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The tablet commemorates those from the 47th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

It is a wall tablet of Australian marble consisting of two bronze tablets. Above the tablet, within a bronze wreath are the battalion bronze colours.

A special meeting was held in ANZAC House, Brisbane in August 1932 to decide on the successful tender for the memorial tablet. The successful tender was Messrs F Smith & Son of Ann Street Brisbane. The memorial was designed by Mr. A.F. Brooks of Brisbane. At the meeting the Committee had been informed that the Governor would unveil the memorial on the 11th August .
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 8th August 1932.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466463
Long: 153.026491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr A. F. Brooks
Monument Manufacturer:F. Smith & Son

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th August, 1932
Front Inscription

Egypt               1916
Somme            1916-18
Bullecourt         Ypres 1917
Polygon Wood  Ancre 1918
Pozieres           Messines  1917
Menin Road      Passchendale      France and Flanders  1916-18

To perpetuate the memory of officers and men of the 47th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War

1914 - 1918

 (Lower Plaque)                     

Enlisted 126 Officers 2682 Men
Killed       24 Officers   657 men

                          

Source: MA,SKP,QWMR
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