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Ayr War Arch
Ayr War Arch
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The War Memorial Arch and gates at the entrance to the Memorial Park were erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

In 1925, a War Memorial Committee was formed to build a suitable structure to commemorate the soldiers of the First World War. In April, a tender was accepted for J. Tickle to build the arch complete with iron gates. Melrose & Fenwick`s tender for a nearby monument was also accepted and four months was allowed for the completion of the work.

The Soldiers Memorial was unveiled and the Memorial Park opened by Councillor Barsby in November 1925.
Cairns Post (Qld) 27th November 1925.


Address:MacMillan & MacKenzie Streets, ANZAC Park, Ayr, 4807
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.578476
Long: 147.404821
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:J.Tickle


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1925
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