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Coolangatta 1939-1945 War Memorial /March 2013
Coolangatta 1939-1945 War Memorial /March 2013

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Coolangatta War Memorial commemorates eight servicemen and women who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. The memorial was located outside the Council Chambers which were located in Griffith Street and unveiled in 1948. It is unknown when the memorial was relocated to Goodwin Park.

On the 11th June 1946, the Coolangatta Town Council approved the erection of a war memorial by the Coolangatta Patriotic Committee to the fallen of World War Two. The memorial was to take the form of a base with a drinking fountain on which the names of the fallen would be inscribed. The memorial was to be erected in front of the Council Chambers.
The Courier-Mail, 12th June 1946.

Location

Address:Carmichael Close , Goodwin Park, Coolangatta, 4225
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.171235
Long: 153.538402
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

Dedication

Front Inscription
COOLANGATTA
WAR MEMORIAL 
      1939 - 1945 
THEY FOUGHT AND DIED 
        (NAMES)
 
(Plaque 2 ) 
In Commemoration 
           of
All Ex-Service Women
who served their country 
    in time of war 

"LEST WE FORGET" 

 
 
 

 
   
Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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