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W Sowray Memorial
W Sowray Memorial

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A memorial erected at the gravesite commemorates W.Sowray, Superintendent of the Ithaca Volunteer Fire Brigade who died in 1912. 

A memorial to the late Mr. W. H. Sowray, who was superintendent of the Ithaca Fire Brigade, and who died on December 1, 1912, was unveiled yesterday afternoon in the Toowong Cemetery. There was an attendance of about 300, those present including Superintendent J. K. Hinton (Central Fire Brigade), Alderman R. Speedy (Mayor of Ithaca), Mr. J. Huxham, M.L.A., the members of the Ithaca Town Concert Band (who wore their new uniforms), as well as a large number of firemen, including a representative from Gympie. The memorial was unveiled by the Hon. A. G. C. Hawthorne, who referred to the worth in which Superintendent Sowray was held as a fireman and a citizen. Mr Sowray's service with the brigade had extended over a period of 23 years. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 13 April 1914.

Location

Address:Frederick Street, Portion 1 Section 50A Grave 1, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.4775
Long: 152.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th April, 1914
Front Inscription

        Sacred
To The Memory Of

   W.H.SOWRAY,
Who For 22 Years Was
SUPERINTENDENT of the
ITHACA VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE.
Died 1st December 1912
     Age 61 Years.
      Erected By
His Fire Brigade Comrades,
Fellow Workmen In The
Queensland Railway Department
        And Friends.

Source: MA
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