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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

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

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VIDLER, George Thomas

Service number 6394
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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PENNY, Francis Robert

Service number 2265
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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DEARNESS, Thomas George

Service number 3058A
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Aug 1893

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BAXTER, Duncan

Service number 1200
Quartermaster Sergeant
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1869

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WATSON, Keith

Service number 207
Lance Corporal
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Oct 1894

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ARMSTRONG, Hutton Perkins

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
Born 24 Feb 1891

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O'CALLAGHAN, John

Service number 1600
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jan 1893

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FOOT, Henry Daintree

Service number 135
Lance Corporal
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Sep 1883

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