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W Sowray Memorial Inscription
W Sowray Memorial Inscription

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The memorial was erected at the gravesite in memory of W. H. Sowray, former Superintendent of the Ithaca Volunteer Fire Brigade who died in 1912. 

A memorial to the late Mr. W. H. Sowray, who was superintendent of the Ithaca Fire Brigade, and who died on December 1, 1912, was unveiled yesterday afternoon in the Toowong Cemetery. There was an attendance of about 300, those present including Superintendent J. K. Hinton (Central Fire Brigade), Alderman R. Speedy (Mayor of Ithaca), Mr. J. Huxham, M.L.A., the members of the Ithaca Town Concert Band (who wore their new uniforms), as well as a large number of firemen, including a representative from Gympie. The memorial was unveiled by the Hon. A. G. C. Hawthorne, who referred to the worth in which Superintendent Sowray was held as a fireman and a citizen. Mr Sowray's service with the brigade had extended over a period of 23 years. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 13 April 1914.


Address:Frederick Street, Portion 1 Section 50A Grave 1, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.4775
Long: 152.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th April, 1914
Front Inscription

To The Memory Of 
Who For 22 Years Was 
Ithaca Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Died 1st December 1912
Age 61 Years.

Erected By
His Fire Brigade Comrades,
Fellow Workmen In The 
Queensland Railway Department
And Friends.

Source: MA
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