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Private Tommy Purcell/ Wilkie Plaque / March 2013
Private Tommy Purcell/ Wilkie Plaque / March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates Private Tommy Purcell, a resident of Mudgeeraba who enlisted and died of wounds during the First World War. The plaque has an image of Tommy Purcell in his World War One Army Uniform.

The plaque also pays tribute to Mudgeeraba resident Andrew Wilkie and all aboriginal diggers who fought and died in defence of their country.

Location

Address:12 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba Memorial, Elsie Laver Park , Mudgeeraba, 4213
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.073726
Long: 153.363128
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Front Inscription
7813A Private Tommy Purcell
15 Bn Australian Infantry
(Know as Tommy Lee and Tommy of Worongary)
Born Atherton, enlisted from Mudgeeraba also Andrew Wilkie enlisted from Mudgeeraba
 
These two from Mudgeeraba represent all aboriginal diggers who fought and died beside other Australians in defence of their country.
Lest We Forget
 
Source: MA
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