Coolangatta Soldiers MemorialPrint Page Print this page

Coolangatta WW1 Memorial Closeup / March 2013
Coolangatta WW1 Memorial Closeup / March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Coolangatta Soldiers Memorial was erected by the citizens to commemorate those who served in World War One.

The memorial was unveiled by Mr Joseph Francis M.H.R on the 29th August 1926. The memorial was very controversial at the time with the town council wanting to put a brick memorial in front of the Town Hall and the citizens and returned soldiers wanting a memorial obelisk at a different location .
The Brisbane Courier , 14th May 1925, 31st August 1926.


Address:Marine Parade , Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta, 4225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.166827
Long: 153.535763
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th August, 1926
Front Inscription
1914 ·1919
Erected by the residents
In honour of those who served their King and Country during the Great Wr
1914 - 1919

Honour Roll

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

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