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Yeronga War Memorial
Yeronga War Memorial

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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.

Location

Address:Ipswich Road, Yeronga, 4104
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.51933
Long: 153.026943
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th October, 1921
Front Inscription

              JULY 1921.
           ERECTED
     BY THE RESIDENTS OF
STEPHENS SHIRE AND DISTRICT
IN APPRECIATION OF OUR BOYS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN
 THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.

Source: MIV ,SKP, QWMR, MA
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