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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Dungarees Recruitment March in 1915. The plaque displays the Centenary of ANZAC logo and was funded through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program.

The Dungarees Recruitment march was the only “snow ball” march in Queensland during World War One. On 16 November 1915, 28 men left Warwick and marched through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich and Oxley. The 270-kilometre (160 miles) march ended in Brisbane with 125 recruits.


Address:Victoria Street, War Memorial, Forest Hill, 4342
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.588783
Long: 152.356849
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1915
Approx. Event End Date:November-2015


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th November, 2015
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The Dungarees Recruitment March Centenary Ride 2015
Warwick to Brisbane

In commemoration of the Centenary of the Dungarees Recruitment March

On the 24th November 1915 the Dungarees passed thorugh Forest Hill as part of the Dungarees Recruitment March which travelled from Warwick to Brisbane in November 1915.

Those men who joined the march in Forest Hill
Swan W 
Rienecker H

This plaque was unveiled on the 29 November 2015 and is dedicated to the 125 men who enlisted during the course of the march for service in the Great War 1914 to 1918 and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Lest We Forget

Source: MA, DVA
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