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Yeronga War Memorial was erected in memory of the boys of the Stephens Shire who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War One. The memorial is in the form of a tall quadruple arch of stone whose four archways are railed around and entered by means of iron gates. In the centre stands a square pillar of marble bearing the names of the fallen.
The memorial was unveiled on the 8th October 1921 by Major-General S.H. Bruche who also unveiled the Ipswich Road gates at the park in the preliminary ceremony. The Chairman, Councillor F.A. Stimpson in his address before the unveiling of the memorial said it had cost £950 which was raised by public subscription. Major-General Bruche considered it an honour to unveil such a fine memorial which represented the A.I.F. and all the ideals it stood for. After the unveiling a presentation followed of a photograph of the memorial and a key of the gates to the next of each of the fallen.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 10th October 1921.
|Address:||Ipswich Road, Yeronga, 4104|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.51933|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 8th October, 1921|
BY THE RESIDENTS OF
STEPHENS SHIRE AND DISTRICT
IN APPRECIATION OF OUR BOYS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.