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Location Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Type Monument
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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CUDDAY, Fraser Harold George

Service number 146
Sergeant
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Oct 1894

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LOMAX, Thomas

Service number 3791
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Oct 1890

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THOMSON, Robert Percy

Service number 433
Sergeant
2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jun 1874

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CARMODY, John Joseph

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

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VIDLER, George Thomas

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

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DOLBY, John

Service number 6243
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Mar 1879

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QUINN, Hugh

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

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MELCHERT, Charles James

Service number O11419
Group Captain
No. 38 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 29 May 1922

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