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Montville Memorial Gates : 05-January-2013
Montville Memorial Gates : 05-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / John Huth

The gates to the Montville Village Hall commemorate those who served in World War One, and those who attempted to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force but were rejected.

The Memorial Gates were unveiled on Armistice Day (11th November) 1921, by the Chairman of the Maroochy Shire, Mr W.H.Harvey in the absence of Mr H.F.Walker M.L.A.  After the unveiling ceremony schoolchildren sang "God Save the King" to the hearty cheers of the assembly.  Each school child had a bag of lollies, an apple and a cake handed to them.
Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld), 18th November 1921.

Location

Address:Memorial Close, Montville Hall, Montville, 4560
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.688359
Long: 152.892334
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 1921
Left Side Inscription

ERECTED by The Residents of Montville District.
In Appreciation Of Those Residents Who Enlisted In The Great War
1914 - 1919

Fallen
[ Names ]

 

Right Side Inscription

Enlistments
[ Names ]

Rejects
[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

MONTVILLE HERITAGE TRAIL

These Memorial Gates were unveiled on 11th November 1921. The pillars are made of Helidon sandstone. They were purchased by the people of Montville and built by Mr W. Scott for Andrew Petrie, stonemason.  This memorial is unusual in that Rejects are listed-those who enlisted but for varying reasons were not accepted.

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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