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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BIDDLE, William John

Service number 1877
Shoeing-Smith
25th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1 Feb 1890

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DEAZELEY, John Firmin

Service number 412
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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RYAN, Reginald Joseph Andrew

Service number 7859
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Dec 1895

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RALSTON, Guy Walter

Service number 23270
Gunner
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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GAVIN, James Augustus

Service number 482
Lance Corporal
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Mar 1886

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KEITH, James Alfred

Service number 3121A
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 May 1888

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CUBBIN, Robert

Service number 1017
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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LOBEGEIGER, Jack

Service number NX32663
Private
2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 16 Sep 1921

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