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The carved reredos commemorates the men of the Toombul Electorate who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

At the church of St. Augustine's, Hamilton, the Anzac Day service included the unveiling of a handsomely carved reredos of Siberian oak designed by Mr. Lange L. Powell and constructed by Messrs. Smith and Rodd, of Yeerongpilly. The large congregation included Anzacs, Girl Guides, and Boy Scouts. The church choir and the Sunday school Junior choir were in attendance,  and under the leadership of Mr. F. G.Coombs rendered the anthems, "O Death, Where is Thy Sting ?" and "What Are These," while the special hymn, "The Supreme. Sacrifice," was also sung.

The rector (Canon C. J. Armstrong) delivered an inspiring address. Brigadier-General Foott, on behalf of the ladles' guild, unveiled the reredos dedicated "to the glory of God and for a memorial to the men of the Toombul electorate who fought and fell in the Great War." The church organist (Mrs. Armstrong) played the ''Dead March" in "Saul" and Chopin's "Funeral March," while Kipling's recessional, "Lest We Forget," concluded the impressive service.
Telegraph (Brisbane), 26 April 1927.




Address:56 Racecourse Road, St Augustine`s Anglican Church, Hamilton , 4007
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.436619
Long: 153.064013
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Mr Lange L. Powell
Monument Manufacturer:Smith & Rodd (Yeerongpilly, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

A. M. D. G.

And in devout memorial of the men of the Toombul Electorate who fell in the Great War.

Erected by the Ladies Guild.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au