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Location Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

ANZAC Memorial Park on the Strand is also home to the cenotaph, where ANZAC Day ceremonies are held. What we now call the cenotaph, in ANZAC Park, was originally called the ‘Soldier’s Memorial’. Built in 1923-24, by local stonemasons Melrose and Fenwick, what we now call the cenotaph, is a war memorial that was originally also a clocktower. It was once a functional clock. Standing at just over 7.5 metres tall, it’s made of large blocks of grey granite, which sit atop a marble base. At the base of the tower, marble tablets with lead lettering list the names of World War I casualties. The clock faces are no longer on the memorial.

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Built Built in 1923-24, by local stonemasons Melrose and Fenwick
Opened 25 April 1924 by Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Queesland
Inscription

ERECTED
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE BRAVE MEN AND BOYS
OF TOWNSVILLE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 ---- 1918

"The Moments pass; but never shall die
The Memory of our honoured Dead,
Who, marching whither Duty led,
With Death met Immortality."

The Names of Those who paid the Price
For Us, and for the Land we love,
Be Beacon-fires to all who move
On lowlier ways of sacrifice:

P.F. ROWLAND.

"GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS "

(Names)

FOR GOD
HOME AND HUMANITY

(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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CARMODY, John Joseph

Service number 566
Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Apr 1890

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ARMSTRONG, Hutton Perkins

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Born 24 Feb 1891

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BENSON, Claude Elmhurst

Service number 874
Captain
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Mar 1887

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MURRAY, James Cassie

Service number 447
Second Lieutenant
7th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 12 Dec 1889

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CLEGG, Alfred Henry

Service number 34
Sergeant
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jul 1894

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BROWN, William James Henry

Service number 2135
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Oct 1890

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QUINN, Hugh

Service number OFFICER
Major
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 May 1888

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MCKAY, Victor Ronald

Service number 2428
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Apr 1896

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