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9th Battalion Memorial
9th Battalion Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A memorial commissioned by the 9th Battalion (AIF) Association was mounted in the Crypt and unveiled by the Governor-General Lord Gowrie on 18 August 1937. Commemorating the battalion's 45 officers and 1048 other ranks who lost their lives in the war, it was undertaken by former Brisbane sculptor W Leslie Bowles at a cost of 500 pounds ($1000). Bowles was noted for his memorial work, having been head sculptor at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra during the years 1924-31.

In his speech at the unveiling, Lord Gowrie said " We arm so that we may be in a position to use our influence in the cause of peace, for it is obvious to us all that the peace of the world and the future of civilisation depends more than ever on the strength and unity of the British Empire".
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 19th August 1937.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square 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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:W.Leslie Bowles (sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th August, 1937
Front Inscription
IN EVERLASTING MEMORY 
OF 45 OFFICERS AND 1049 OTHER
RANKS OF THE 9th BATTALION A.I.F
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE 
GREAT WAR 1914 -1919   FOR KING 
AND EMPIRE.   THIS MONUMENT IS 
PLACED IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF THEIR
LAND THAT WHAT THEY DID MAY NOT BE
FORGOTTEN BY THEIR COUNTRYMEN


REMEMBER THEIR SACRIFICE 
Total Enlistments
8000 approx
Casualties 
With Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
(Number of casualties of Officers & Other Ranks) 
With British Expeditionary Force 
(Number of casualties of Officers & Other Ranks)
United Kingdom
(Number of casualties of Officers & other Ranks)
Total Battle Casualties
Officers     Other Ranks
146            3379
Decorations 
British
(List of Decorations) 
Foreign
(List of Decorations) 




 
Left Side Inscription
Landing at ANZAC
Defence of ANZAC
Pozieres
Somme 1916 - 1918
Bullecourt
Right Side Inscription
Ypres 1917
Menin Road
Amiens
Hazebrouck
Hindenburg Line
Source: SKP,QWMR,MA
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