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Powell Brothers Grove
Powell Brothers Grove

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A grove of trees commemorates the Powell Brothers who enlisted in World War Two.

The five Powell Brothers were members of the Kirra Surfclub in the 1930's and were educated at the Southport School. Two of the brothers, Laurence and Lance were killed in World War Two.

Location

Address:Garrick Street, Median Strip near Powell Crescent, Coolangatta, 4225
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.168609
Long: 153.533957
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Inscription in Proximity

POWELL BROTHERS OF COOLANGATTA

THIS GROVE OF CUPANIA TREES WAS PLANTED IN HONOUR
OF THE POWELL BROTHERS OF COOLANGATTA . IN NOVEMBER
1942 LAURENCE POWELL (A.I.F ) WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT
KOKODA IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. LANCE POWELL (R.A.A.F) WAS
LOST IN AN AIR OPERATION OVER BURMA IN 1943. THE
REMAINING BROTHERS JOHN, ARTHUR AND IVAN ALL SERVED
THEIR COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR 11.

Source: MA,SKP
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