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Location Lamb & Gore Streets, Murgon, South Burnett - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

White Marble with Digger

Unveiling the Murgon War Memorial on ANZAC day 1920. Returned servicemen and a marching band formed a procession along Lamb St for the unveiling

War Memorial and Civic Centre in Lamb Street, Murgon, 1938
Murgon War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One. An additional plaque was added to the memorial to commemorate the fallen of World War Two. Murgon residents took pride in the fact their war memorial was unveiled free of debt, and that their list of volunteers was abnormally high.

The foundation stone in memory of the glorious dead was laid by Lieut Col M Wilder Neligan, CMG, DSO, DSM on the 25th April 1920. The original digger memorial was unveiled by Major General Spencer Browne, Chairman of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League on the 11th November 1921. The memorial the work Lowther & Son was erected at a cost of £500. On the unveiling of the memorial, the Murgon band played " Lead, Kindly Light " after which the names of the fallen were read out to the assembly.
The Queenslander (Brisbane), 26th November 1921.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 25 April 1920 by Lieut. Col M Wilder Neligan, CMG DSO DSM
Inscription

Front Inscription
For their country they died

1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

This stone was laid by Lieut Col M Wilder Neligan, CMG, DSO, DSM,

In memory of our glorious dead who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.

25th April 1920.

Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription
For their country they died

1939 - 1945

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Right Side Inscription
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Condition

Good

Names

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BIRD, Edgar Ernest

Service number 86
Sapper
1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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KLUCK, Frank

Service number 5721
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Mar 1891

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HOLDING, Charles Gustav

Service number 1935
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 May 1895

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HOLDING, Henry James

Service number 699
Lance Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Dec 1893

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KLUCK, Philip Ted

Service number 3514
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Sep 1895

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NOLAN, Mervyn Francis

Service number 414505
Flight Sergeant
No. 453 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 22 Oct 1918

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WHALAN, Alfred Harper

Service number 255
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Oct 1884

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RODGERS, Thomas

Service number 1323
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Mar 1890

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