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Dungarees March Reenactment Plaque
Dungarees March Reenactment Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates the march of the Dungarees from Warwick to Ipswich in 1915.

The Dungarees were answering a call for troops from Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes following the shocking loss of life and casualty count from Gallipoli. Patriotic marches were probably one of the most spectacular and successful ways of attracting young men into the services.  

Leaving Warwick on November 16 with 28 men, the Dungaree march made its way through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich and Oxley. The 270 kilometre march ended in Brisbane, with 125 young men arriving to a tumultuous civic reception.

Location

Address:63 Nicholas Street, Ipswich Soldier`s Memorial Hall , Ipswich, 4305
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.615575
Long: 152.758311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd April, 1998
Front Inscription

 THE DUNGAREES MARCH RE-ENACTMENT
                        APRIL 1998
             WARWICK TO BRISBANE
                   The Citizens of Ipswich
Dedicate this plaque in honour of the men who joined the March of the Dungarees in Ipswich on 26 - 28 November 1915 and enlisted in the 1st AIF for service in the Great War 1914 - 1918

                       (names)

                 Lest We Forget

Unveiled by His Worship the Mayor Councillor O.J.Nugent. OAM. 
                    22nd April 1998

Source: MA
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