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The Memorial Pool was erected in memory of former students who died on active service during World War Two.

The Memorial Pool was officially opened by the Governor of Queensland, Sir John Lavarack on the 13th November 1954. The 25 metre pool, claimed to be the most modern in any Australian school, was erected at a cost of £10, 500. The commemoration stone erected beside the pool in memory of the 255 old boys who lost their lives in World War Two, was also unveiled .
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 13th November 1954.


Address:24 Gregory Terrace, Arts Centre, Brisbane Grammar School, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.459866
Long: 153.018498
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th November, 1954
Front Inscription

Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

This Swimming Pool Was Presented By
       The Old Boys’ Association
             And Opened By
      The Governor Of Queensland
His Excellency Lt.-Gen. Sir John Lavarack,
K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., C.DE G.,
     On The 13th November 1954
As A Memorial To Those Old Boys Of The School
Who Died On Active Service During World War II.
                    1939 -1945.

Source: QWMR, MA
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