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Warwick Amateur Rugby League Memorial
Warwick Amateur Rugby League Memorial
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Memorial tablet erected in memory of  Warwick Rugby league footballers who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

This memorial has outstanding significance as the only known war memorial of its type in Queensland. 19 Footballers from the Warwick Amateur Rugby League were killed during the war and the memorial to the footballers was erected in May 1917, well before the War had ended, and was added to as more deaths among the League`s players were notified.

In 1917, a movement to erect a memorial to the Warwick league football heroes who have given their lives for their King and country (and those who may yet fall ) was initiated by Mr Jas. Brown, Patron of the Warwick and District Amateur Rugby Football League. Liberal subscriptions were forthcoming and a beautiful memorial tablet the work of Troyahn, Coulter and Thompson was placed at the entrance of the Town Hall. The roll was unveiled by the Mayor of Warwick, Alderman J. W.Gillan on the 12th May 1917 who, after the unveiling, read out the names on the roll.
Warwick Examiner and Times,14th May 1917

Location

Address:72 Palmerin Street, Warwick Town Hall, Warwick, 4370
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.215095
Long: 152.032956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Troyahn, Coulter & Thompson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th May, 1917
Front Inscription
WARWICK AMATEUR RUGBY LEAGUE
        MEMORIAL TO FOOTBALLERS

          Name     Enlisted        Died 
                  (Names & Dates)

              Erected                   12-5-17

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 
Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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