Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial) Back to Search

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Location East Creek Park, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Large Sandstone with Marble plates engraved with names in gold lettering.
WWI names are on flat sides
WW2 names are on angled sides

Affectionately known as the 'Mothers' Memorial"

The memorial constructed after the conclusion of World War 1 had four panels. Prior to its relocation in 1985 to the East Creek site, the Eastern panel below, representing the front of the memorial, faced toward the intersection of Ruthven and Margaret Streets. The three memorial tablets containing the names of those who died during World War I were placed alphabetically commencing on the northern face and proceeded anti-clockwise to the western and southern faces of the memorial.
The design of the Mothers’ Memorial being on an octagonal base was a perfect platform for the inclusion of additional memorial panels. The panels containing the names of those who sacrificed their lives in World War 2 were manufactured so that they could fit below the curved lip of the remaining four octagonal faces of the memorial commencing at the north-eastern face and placed anti-clockwise ending at the south-eastern face of the memorial.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 30 January 1922
Inscription

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE GALLANT
MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 TO
1918 FOR THE SAKE
OF FREEDOM AND
JUSTICE

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVER MORE

(Names)

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
(Names)

KOREA WAR 1951 - 1953
(Names)

VIETNAM
(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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STARK, James Leslie

Service number 387
Sergeant
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jan 1894

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JAMES, Barry

Service number 1201885
Private
Born 7 Jul 1948

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PETTIT, John Gordon

Service number 13824
Warrant Officer Class 2
Born 6 Jun 1936

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GROOM, Colin

Service number 1900
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Dec 1894

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FRENCH, Gordon Albert

Service number 425147
Flight Sergeant
No. 106 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 19 Oct 1921

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KELLY-HEALY, James Patrick

Service number 1860
Second Lieutenant
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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HAMLYN, Ernest Albert

Service number 4148
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jun 1893

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STIRLING, Colin

Service number 110
Private
5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 2 Dec 1884

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