Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)

Details

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

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

WRIGHT, Albert

Service number 2996A
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

BEAUMONT, Bernshaw Lomax

Service number 3709
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

KIRK, Colin Spencer

Service number QX3817
Born 10 Jul 1915

GULLETT, Henry

Service number 3310
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jul 1892

GODSALL, Herbert Marshall

Service number 429427
Flight Lieutenant
No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 30 Sep 1913

SCHULTZ, Herbert Daniel

Service number 3118
Private
13th Light Trench Mortar Battery
AIF WW1
Born 1892

ADAMS, George Edward

Service number 1541
Gunner
2nd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries
AIF
AIF WW1
Born 1877

CAMPBELL, Nigel Douglas

Service number 426774
Flight Sergeant
No. 102 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 6 Jan 1923

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