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09-November-2014
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The Toowong War Memorial is composed of brown Helidon freestone and was built to the memory of those men of the district who died in service or were killed in action in the Great War.

Twelve stone pillars surround the monument and the whole of the work was carried out by Andrew Petrie. The money for the memorial was raised chiefly by the Memorial Committee and the memorial was unveiled on the 2nd July 1922.

The memorial which was erected by the townspeople of Toowong in memory of the local men who fell in the Great War was unveiled by His Excellency, The Governor of Queensland on the 2nd July 1922. The South Brisbane City Choir under the direction of Mr R. Dalley Scarlett rendered suitable anthems and the Royal Naval Brigade Band played selections. A procession consisting of local returned men under Captain Kimber formed the guard of honour after marching from Toowong Railway station, with Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and local Sunday School children.
The Brisbane Courier, 24th June 1922.

Location

Address:Sylvan Road, Memorial Park, Toowong, 4066
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.479339
Long: 152.99439
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 Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd July, 1922
Front Inscription

TO OUR BRAVE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
  GREAT WAR
   1914 - 1918

 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Inscription in Proximity

     Chairman  
C. Patterson, Mayor
  Hon Organiser  
     W. Martin

Rep. Ladies Committee
Mrs. C. Patterson, Mayoress
Mrs. F. Watts, Ex. .  . 
Mrs. W. H. Booth .   .   .
Mrs. W. R. Pearce, Hon. Sec.

Source: MA,MIV,SKP, Noel Hall, QWMR
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