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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.



Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466316
Long: 153.026461
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Don Ross (mosaic), Andor Meszros


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

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


Source: MA,QWMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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