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16-September-2018 (Russell Byers)
16-September-2018 (Russell Byers)

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The marble honour roll commemorates Warwick Rugby League footballers who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

This memorial has outstanding significance as the only known war memorial of its type in Queensland. Nineteen footballers from the Warwick Amateur Rugby League were killed during the war and the memorial to the footballers was erected in May 1917, well before the War had ended, and was added to as more deaths among the League`s players were notified.

In 1917, a movement to erect a memorial to the Warwick league football heroes who have given their lives for their King and country (and those who may yet fall ) was initiated by Mr Jas. Brown, Patron of the Warwick and District Amateur Rugby Football League. Liberal subscriptions were forthcoming and a beautiful memorial tablet the work of Troyahn, Coulter and Thompson was placed at the entrance of the Town Hall. The roll was unveiled by the Mayor of Warwick, Alderman J. W.Gillan on the 12th May 1917 who, after the unveiling, read out the names on the roll.
Warwick Examiner and Times,14th May 1917


Address:72 Palmerin Street, Warwick Town Hall, Warwick, 4370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.215095
Long: 152.032956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Troyahn, Coulter & Thompson


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th May, 1917
Front Inscription

Warwick Amateur Rugby League 

Memorial to Footballers

Name  Enlisted  Died
[ Names & dates ]

Erected    12 - 5 - 17

Who gave their lives for King and Country


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