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Location Drayton and Henry Streets - outside Shire Council offices, Nanango, South Burnett - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A marble full sized digger standing at ease. The memorial is covered with name plaques, and is surrounded by brick paving and a fence with white concrete posts and chains. Each post carries the names of World War II ex-service personnel. The whole memorial is framed by two towers with lights on top, and the word NANANGO across the centre.
Plaques around the memorial are headed Enlistments and list 330 names for World War I. The pillars around the perimeter of the memorial carry a combined services badge 1939-1945, and list 421 names for World War II. Of these 32 carry a star, denoting killed in action. Many family names are repeated.
In total there are 814 names inscribed on this memorial in a country town.

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan. 19/03/2017. Lest we forget.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 29 January 1920 by Major General Sir T W Glasgow, KCB, CMG, DSO
Inscription

The centre plaque reads: "Their name liveth for evermore. Erected by the residents of Nanango and district in memory of the soldiers from the military district of Nanango who died in the GREAT WAR 1914-1919, and in recognition of the services of those who enlisted in that war. Unveiled by Major General Sir T W Glasgow, KCB, CMG, DSO, 29th January 1920."

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

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NORRIS, William Edward

Service number 3858
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Feb 1884

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TARDENT, Felix Edward

Service number 729
Corporal
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jan 1899

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LEVICK, Clifford Calnan

Service number 3638
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Aug 1884

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MENDELSOHN, Berrol Lazar

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 May 1891

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SMITH, Thomas Watson

Service number 1925
Driver
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1889

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PRESTON, Walter

Service number 4576
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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NEWMAN, Edward

Service number 5441
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Feb 1886

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BLACKWOOD, Oscar Ernest

Service number 3127A
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Aug 1884