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Cooyar War Memorial was erected in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

The memorial is a white marble statue of a World War One soldier with arms reversed on a marble columned pedestal on a two-stepped base. Next to the statue is a marble honour roll. Both are enclosed by an ornate iron fence.

The Cooyar War Memorial was unveiled on the 14th July 1923 by Mr. A.A. Moore M.L.A. The memorial was the result of a committee of men who in 1920 set out to have a monument erected in the town in memory of the men from the district who were killed in the war. The front face of the memorial contains the names of the fallen while a freestone slab flanking the memorial contains the names of 110 men who had enlisted from the district.
The Brisbane Courier, 19th July 1923.

Location

Address:New England Highway & McDougall Street, Hack Meakins Park, Cooyar , 4402
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.982394
Long: 151.831241
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Manufacturer:R C Ziegler & Son (Toowoomba, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th July, 1923
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE
OF
COOYAR AND DISTRICT
IN MEMORY OF
THE BRAVE BOYS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

(NAMES)

Inscription in Proximity

HONOUR
ROLL

(NAMES)

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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