Victor Denton Print Page
Memorial erected over the grave of Victor Denton, a Nobby resident, who was killed at the Dardanelles in 1915 during World War One. The memorial was unveiled during the march of "The Dungarees" from Warwick to Brisbane in 1915.
The Victor Denton memorial is of considerable significance for being the first known World War One memorial erected in Queensland. It is also of interest for having been built in commemoration of one man (war memorials generally being more public structures built to commemorate the service and sacrifice of numbers of soldiers), a reflection of community patriotic feeling of the time Denton was killed at the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) in June 1915. Residents of the district subscribed to erect a monument to him in the Denton family plot in the local cemetery, a reflection of community patriotic feeling of the period. The monument was erected probably in late 1915, for a photograph appeared in the Queenslander newspaper in January 1916. It is the first known World War One memorial in Queensland. Bruce Brothers made a number of other Queensland war memorials in subsequent years. The memorial is a simple concrete structure in the form of a broken column, symbolic of a life cut short.
A procession was then formed, and marched to the cemetery where the Rev. J. Elliott unveiled the monument to the memory of Private Victor Denton, who was killed at the Dardanelles. The "Last Post" was sounded and "Nearer my God to Thee" was sung.
Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld.), 20 November 1915.
|Address:||86 Mount Kent Boundary Road, Cemetery, Nobby, 4360|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.848889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Bruce Brothers (Toowoomba, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 18th November, 1915|
In Memory Of
Fighting For His Country
At The Dardanelles
Erected By The Residents
Of Nobby And District.