Banyo War Memorial

Details

Location Royal Parade & St Vincents Road, Banyo, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial is a multi-element arrangement, built around the original flag pole erected in front of the local School of Arts in November 1952. The portion at the eastern end of the block where the Flagpole Memorial stood was donated to the Banyo RSL Sub-Branch and a Fallen Comrades Memorial Wall, paved walkways and gardens were included. Finally an artillery piece, a 25 pounder, was inserted and the gardens designed further, including the planting of memorials tress to the rear of the main memorial structures.

Three plaques representing the Navy, Army and Air Force are attached to a brick Memorial Wall positioned behind the artillery piece. Underneath the three plaques are attached the words "LEST WE FORGET."

Behind the Memorial Wall three Buckinghamia trees were planted by students from the local schools and a grey marble plaque depicting this was placed in front of the middle tree. The plaque was made by T. Wrafter and Sons.

In 2008 a red brick memorial wall was erected on either side of the light-brick centre Memorial Wall. These walls were built by Frank and Wade Testa. They were built to carry plaques honouring those who served their country regardless of whether it was at home or overseas. The plaques bear the name, number and branch of service to which the member was attached.

On either side of the War Memorial outside of a chain fence that surrounds the Memorial are seats supplied by Queensland Railways.

The Banyo War Memorial was dedicated by Major Robinson of the Salvation Army on ANZAC Day, 25th April 1999, and is maintained by the Banyo RSL Sub-Branch.

https://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/memorial/?id=163

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 25 April 1999 by Major Robinson of the Salvation Army
Inscription

Condition

Good

Names

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LEASK, John

Service number 14718
Private
1st Field Ambulance
AIF WW1

BURTENSHAW, Francis Joseph

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

MOORE, Frank Gregory

Service number 13681
Private
8th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1890

WALDRON, Frederick William

Service number 546
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1892

MELLIS, James

Service number 3727A
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Mar 1887

STREET, Charles Daniel Percy

Service number 2946
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1

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