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Pinkenba War Memorial Closeup
Pinkenba War Memorial Closeup

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The monument commemorates those from Pinkenba and District who served in World War One. It records the names of forty-two men who enlisted, eight of whom are listed as fallen.

During World War One, the Pinkenba wharves were the point of embarkation for many Australian troops, including members of the Light Horse. Pupils from the local school visited the wharves to farewell soldiers from the district.

A triangular area at the intersection of Main-road and McBride-road, Pinkenba, was the centre of an inspiring gathering on Saturday, on the occasion of the unveiling by his Excellency the Governor of a memorial stone to the lads from that sector of the Toombul area who had enlisted in the war.  The memorial stone was garlanded with wreaths in honour of the eight men from the district who had lost their lives at the war. In all 42 men enlisted from the Pinkenba area.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 18 August 1919.


Address:McBride Road & Neill Street, Pinkenba, 4008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.423661
Long: 153.118757
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:Ernest Gunderson


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th August, 1919
Front Inscription

Erected in memory of the brave men from Pinkenba & District who volunteered to fight in defence of the Empire In 

1914 The Great War 1919

For freedom, justice and humanity

Left Side Inscription
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Right Side Inscription

Supreme sacrifice 

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