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A monument commemorates Pilot Officer V. A. Howard who died in October 1943 during World War Two. The memorial was originally located at Beatrice Creek School. 

Mr Howard was the first teacher at Beatrice Creek School. 

On Friday, May 4. the school held its Arbor Day picnic. There were races for the children, and afternoon tea was served. A large crowd assembled to see the unveiling of the monument to the late Mr. V. A. Howard, which took place at 4 p.m. Mr.

Howard was the first teacher at Beatrice Creek, and was llked and respected by all. The ceremony was performed by Mr. Allan, of Finch Hatton. The monument was shrouded with the Australian flag, and surrounded by flowers. A wreath, given by the school children and friends of the district, was placed in front on top of the flag.
Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld), 15 May 1945.


Address:Eungella Road, Old Finch Hatton Railway Station, Finch Hatton, 4756
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.140602
Long: 148.632209
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:29-October-1943
Actual Event End Date:29-October-1943


Front Inscription

In Memory Of
Pilot Officer V. A. Howard
Killed While Serving
His Country In R.A.A.F.
He Opened This School Nov 1936
Died 29th Oct 1943 
Beloved By All

Plaque :

This Memorial To
Pilot Officer Howard
Was Moved To Its Present Site
From Beatrice Creek School
After It Closed

Source: MA,SKP
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