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20-June-2017 (John Huth)
20-June-2017 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Tom Bird / John Huth

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.  It was erected in 1922, was originally sited in Herbert Street and was surrounded by an iron fence. 

It is a polished granite column and was the second most costly "digger" monument in Queensland. Statistics plaques around the monument inform that total deaths in World War One were 60,278 from total enlistments of 416,809.

His Excellency the Governor Sir Matthew Nathan will arrive in Goondiwindi next Wednesday in order to witness tho solar eclipse on Thursday.  He will be accorded a civic reception on Thursday, at 10 o'clock, and at 11.30 he will unveil the soldiers' monument, which cost £1800.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 16 September 1922. 


Address:Marshall & Moffat Streets, Goondiwindi, 4390
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.545962
Long: 150.302554
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
Designer:G. W. Watson


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st September, 1922
Front Inscription

They died that we may live

[ Names ]

1914 - 1918

Thanks be to God who gave them victory


Left Side Inscription

Even unto death if need be 

[ Names ]

Total enlistments for Australia,

416, 809

Back Inscription

Hearth and home

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

For King and Country

[ Names ]

Total deaths for Australia,

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au