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Goondiwindi War Memorial
Goondiwindi War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Tom Bird

Goondiwindi War Memorial commemorates those who have served in World War One. The War Memorial, erected in 1922, was originally sited in Herbert Street and was surrounded by an iron fence. 

Monument characteristics :

A polished granite column and was the second most costly digger memorial in Queensland. Statistics plaques around the memorial inform that total deaths in World War One were 60,278 from total enlistments of 416,809.

His Excellency the Governor Sir Matthew Nathan will arrive in Goondiwindi next Wednesday in order to witness tho solar eclipse on Thursday.  He will be accorded a civic reception on Thursday, at 10 o'clock, and at 11.30 he will unveil the soldiers' monument, which cost £1800.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 16 September 1922. 

Location

Address:Marshall & Moffat Streets, Goondiwindi, 4390
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.545962
Long: 150.302554
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:G. W. Watson
Link:http:// www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st September, 1922
Front Inscription

They died that we may live

[ Names ]

1914 - 1918

Thanks be to God who gave them victory

 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Total enlistments for Australia,

416, 809

Back Inscription

Hearth and Home

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

For King and country

[ Names ]

Total deaths for Australia,
60,278.

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR, QHR
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