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Location Ithaca War Memorial Park, Enoggera Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial proper is a tall sandstone clocktower on a pedestal with recessed leaded marble plates bearing memorial inscriptions and the names of 130 local men who died on active service. The four faced clock was originally driven by a master clock in the nearby fire station. The clocktower is ornamented with crossed flags in relief and originally painted, and the pedestal is ornamented with laurel swags. The whole structure stands on a square concrete platform approached by steps at each face, so forming a cross. A circular path surrounds the platform.

The memorial was erected by a committee of local citizens at a cost of about 650 pounds. Fund raising was under way by September 1920. The memorial clocktower was designed and made by A H Thurlow, monumental mason of Brisbane, under the supervision of R Black, the Ithaca Town Engineer. The clock was manufactured by the Synchronome Electrical Company of Brisbane. The memorial was unveiled on 25 February 1922 by the then Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan

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Built A. H. Thurlow (Brisbane, QLD)
Opened 25 February 1922 by His Excellency the Governor Sir Matthew Nathan P.C., G.C.M.G.
Inscription

Honour the brave

Ithaca

Ithaca War Memorial
1914 - 1919

Erected by the townspeople of Ithaca in honour of their soldiers who fell in the Great War

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Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription
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This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor Sir Matthew Nathan P.C., G.C.M.G., on Saturday, February 25th 1922

J. F. Hayward (Ex Mayor) Hon. Chairman.
Ald J. Tait Mayor, Hon. Treasurer.
C. Campbell Hon. Secretary.

Right Side Inscription
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Condition

Good

Names

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HOPP, Louis

Service number 2825
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Feb 1892

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MCFARLANE, Benjamin Haley

Service number 4162
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1899

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ALBION, Percy Miles

Service number 3466
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jan 1898

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TAVELLA, George Alexander

Service number 3916
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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CURREY, Frederick Arthur

Service number 3474
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jun 1895

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RITCHIE, George Patrick

Service number 2435
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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LERGESSNER, Walter Henry

Service number 3355
Gunner
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 25 Nov 1895

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SCOONES, George Henry Arthur

Service number 1018
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jan 1896

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