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Location Lehman Park, Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A polished grey granite column and was the second most costly digger memorial in Queensland. The impressive World War I monument comprises a life-sized statue of an Australian soldier standing at ease on top of a tall polished granite column (red shaft and grey base and capital) rising from a trachyte pedestal.

The Goondiwindi War Memorial erected in 1922, was originally sited in Herbert Street and had an iron fence surrounding the monument. The monument cost 1 800 and was unveiled in September 1922, by Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Queensland, who was in Goondiwindi to observe an eclipse of the sun. It is probable that a public committee was responsible for erecting the monument. The designer of the monument is unknown, however it is possible it was manufactured in New South Wales.

The monument was re-sited in 1949, presumably to create a precinct and to compliment the World War 2 Memorial Gates that were constructed at this time.

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Built Monument Designer: G. W. Watson
Opened 21 September 1922 by Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Queensland
Inscription

They died that we may live

[ Names ]

1914 - 1918

Thanks be to God who gave them victory

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

Total enlistments for Australia,

416, 809

Back Inscription
Hearth and Home

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
For King and country

[ Names ]

Total deaths for Australia,
60,278.

Condition

Good

Names

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BARDEN, Cyril Bernard

Service number 2428
Driver
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Aug 1892

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WOODFORDE, Hector Sidney Ridout

Service number 5503
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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BREMNER, Alick Guley

Service number 679B
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Nov 1895

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NICHOLS, Archibald Arthur

Service number 2269
Private
2nd Australian Remount Unit
AIF WW1
Born 1880

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LEONARD, Edward James

Service number 503
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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CARTER, Allan Leslie

Service number Q225296
Staff Sergeant
Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 12 Sep 1897

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MAGARRY, Walter

Service number 50
Lance Corporal
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 10 May 1887

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HECKSCHER, Benjamin Horace

Service number 574
Corporal
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Oct 1889

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