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War Memorials and Honour Rolls in the State of Queensland, Australia
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This “Bronze Digger” Stands in ANZAC Park , Dalby. Queensland. The Memorial, one of only two in Queensland cast in bronze, had its foundation stone laid on the 11th of December 1920. When completed, the memorial “In memory of our fallen soldiers” was unveiled on the 26th of July, 1922. The cost of the memorial was entirely contributed by the public through collections and money raised at numerous functions, such was the sentiment of the local population to commemorate the sacrifice made by their servicemen and women.
Three hundred and sixty people enlisted from Dalby; sixty four of these men did not return.
Submitted by Harry and Marjorie Willey. Scone NSW
Gold Coast (Kokoda Track Memorial)
The Kokoda Memorial Wall on the Gold Coast, Queensland. This commemorative wall depicts various scenes and occurrences which took place on the Kokoda Track. Behind the memorial is a paved area; which contains the names of many Australian diggers who gave their lives in this campaign.
Wish to read about two diggers who fought on the Kokoda Track? Please Click Here to view the story of Bede TONGS and Owen BASKETT who fought at Eora Creek, resulting in Bede being awarded the Military Medal.
Please Click Here to read about Con VAPP, the man who performed an emergency operation on a rock, in the middle of the Kokoda jungle during 1942
Please Click Here to read about the 3rd Infantry Battalion Memorial at Jindabyne in New South Wales. Did you know that the 3rd Infantry Battalion (Militia or AMF) was the longest continuous serving unit on the Kokoda Track?
Please Click Here to read about the 'Kokoda Flag' which is in the KIENZLE family collection. This flag was raised over the village of Kokoda when it was liberated in November, 1942 and was 'souveniered' by Bert Kienzle who was there.
Please Click Here to read the tragic story of the MANUSU brothers, Perry and Guy MANUSU who were killed during the battle for Eora Creek during the Australian Advance (fight forward) during October of 1942.
Gold Coast (Kokoda Track Memorial pavers)
An example of the commemorative 'pavers' which are situated on the reverse side of the Kokoda Track Memorial Wall. One such soldier, "Vernon SCATTERGOOD" is mentioned on page 85 of Lex McAulay's account BLOOD AND IRON. This man was last seen, standing and firing his Bren Gun from the hip during the second battle for Kokoda Village on the 10th of August, 1942. His actions were also recorded on page 110 of Peter Brune's A BASTARD OF A PLACE. For a report on Vernon SCATTERGOOD, please refer to our ARTICLES OF INTEREST web page with regards to the story "From Gallipoli to Kokoda - The Story of Jim Cowey" by Clicking Here