Sarina War Memorial

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Location Broad Street, Sarina, Mackay - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The life-sized digger standing with head bowed and arms reversed is on top of a many stepped base, surrounded by a pipe and chain fence. It is situated in a small, treed park dividing the highways from the main shopping centre.
Names listed: 24 Died, 90 Returned.

Unusually, the marble dedication plaque is on the back, with those who were killed in the First World War on the opposite side. The memorial also includes those who served in the Second World War, Korea, Malaysia, Borneo & Vietnam.

It is an adaption of one erected in the park at East Brisbane and stands 19ft. high. The pedestal is of stone 9ft.6in in height by 3ft. 6in. by 3ft. 6in., set in a concrete foundation, having three tier of steps. The statue represents an Australian soldier standing with arms reversed and is chiselled in stone. The design is a bold one and appropriate in every particular. The cost exceeeds £250 and is a splendid tribute to the patriotism of the district.

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Built Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)
Opened 2 October 1920
Inscription

List of killed

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

Vietnam
1962 -1972

Back Inscription
Sarina Soldiers`Monument

Erected by public subscription

In commemoration of those residents of Sarina Shire who enlisted in the World War of 1914-1919

Korea - Malaya
Borneo
1948 - 1966

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]

World War II
1939 - 1945

Inscription in Proximity
Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

In honour of the men & women who served Australia in time of conflict during World War II

Lest We Forget

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

FORBES, Andrew Edward

Service number 1647A
Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Dec 1889

VENTON, George John

Service number 761
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Dec 1895

PROCOPIS, Albert Walter

Service number 1781
Corporal
3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 15 Dec 1897

RASMUSSEN, Hans Peter

Service number 895
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

EDWARDS, Stanley George

Service number 6009
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jul 1895

HERON, Leslie Lionel

Service number 5565
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

HATFIELD, Reginald

Service number 3177
Private
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1882

O'GRADY, William James

Service number 4522
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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