Isaac (Ike) ThomlinsonPrint Page
Easily recognisable with his trademark Mexican hat with the ghetto blaster, Ike was born in Whitehaven in the Lake District in England. He fought in the Second World War and was in one of the troops that landed on the beaches on D-Day. As a hydraulics engineer in the Sappers, Ike drove the bulldozers on the beaches and put up the Bailey Bridges. Later in the war he looked after POWs. For many years, Ike donned his colourful gear much to the delight of Wynnum residents and entertained many with a bit of a song and dance.In honour of Ike's life, the local community came together at the Wynnum Central Market to help raise funds for Ike's funeral and give him the right send-off.
|Address:||Waterloo Esplanade, near Berrima Street, Wynnum, 4178|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.439011|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 15th March, 2015|
Remembering our magical Ike
Wynnum's Mr. Music Man
15.3.1924 - 18.7.2014
Music is the laughter of the soul