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Engineers Tunnellers Signals + Railway Units AIF
Engineers Tunnellers Signals + Railway Units AIF
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The bronze plaque is situated on the gates at the entrance to the Anzac Square Crypt. The gates were erected by  Engineers, Tunnellers Signals & Railway Units A.I.F as a tribute to their dead colleagues who served in World War One.

The Engineers, Tunnellers, Signals & Railways Units Association (A.I.F ) met  on the 13th September 1933 to discuss the raising of funds for a memorial tablet in Anzac Square.

The memorial gates were unveiled by the Governor of Queensland on the 25th April 1937. Base records indicated that the memorial gates that the Governor unveiled represented 1331 killed in action, 4910 casualties and 76 prisoners of war. Numerically these technical units were small and thus these losses were proportionately large. The gates were dedicated by the Reverend Norman Miller after which "The Last Post " rang out and a minutes silence was observed.
The Courier-Mail, 26th April 1937.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
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:Sunday 25th April, 1937
Front Inscription

 ENGINEERS
 SIGNAL
TUNNELLERS
AND 
RAILWAY UNITS

 

Source: MA
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