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Plaque in the Great Hall at Brisbane Grammar School commemorates the military achievements of John Dudley Lavarack who was educated at the school.

Sir John Dudley Lavarack KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (19 December 1885 – 4 December 1957) was an Australian soldier who was Governor of Queensland from 1 October 1946 to 4 December 1957, the first Australian-born governor of that state.

For his service during World War I, Lavarack was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (1918) and the French Croix de Guerre (1919). He was appointed CMG in 1919, and Mentioned in Despatches three times.

In 1942, following I Corps' actions in the Syria-Lebanon Campaign, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). He was appointed KCVO in 1954 and KCMG in 1955 while Governor of Queensland.


Address:24 Gregory Terrace, Great Hall, Brisbane Grammar School, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.460108
Long: 153.017297
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Source: QWMR, MA, ADB
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