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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O'BRIEN, William Joseph

Service number 5687
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 May 1896

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BERRY, William

Service number 4437
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1894

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GLASBY, Thomas Lambert

Service number 148
Lance Corporal
11th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 26 Apr 1892

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MURPHY, Victor Lionel

Service number 6523
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jan 1900

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SINCLAIR, Harold

Service number 388
Trooper
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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MANN, Vivian

Service number 3092
Private
23rd Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 1899

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MCMULLIN, Robert

Service number 4511
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Nov 1872

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SMITH, Jack

Service number 3911
Private
1st Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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