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World War 2 Shrine of Memories
World War 2 Shrine of Memories

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The Shrine of Memories commemorates those who served in World War Two.

It is located to the side of the Crypt in Anzac Square, and contains an illuminated mosaic and soils from official World War Two cemeteries. The mosaic was designed by Mr Don Ross in 1959 as a tribute to the men and women who served in World War Two.

At the base of the central pillar in the Shrine, there are boxes containing soil from official World War Two cemeteries throughout the world where Australian servicemen and women are buried.

 

Note : The Shrine of Memories will be closed during stage 2 and 3 of the Anzac Shrine restoration from August 2014 until 2016 when all works are due for completion. Some plaques in the crypt will be placed in storage and undergo restoration work if required.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, 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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Don Ross (mosaic), Andor Meszros

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th August, 1984
Front Inscription

(Dedication Plaque)

THIS SHRINE OF MEMORIES 
Is Dedicated As A Lasting Tribute To The 
MEN AND WOMEN 
Who Served In The Armed Forces during World War II
And Especially To Those 
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
Also To Those By Their Patriotic Efforts 
Assisted On The Home Front In Queensland

Inscription in Proximity

Australia Remembers 1945- 1995

         In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
  During World War II

     Lest We Forget

 

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