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Location 32 Wills Street, Charleville, Murweh - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

It is an opulent monument, 23 feet high, of Italian marble. It stands on a sandstone base with corner buttresses which form a cross, and in turn on terrazzo steps, the upper step being tiled. The square monument above is of veneered marble, with ionic pilasters at the corners and ionic entablature.

The tall marble panels bear the leaded names of the 310 locals who served in WWI, including the 40 fallen whose names are recorded on the front panel. At the top of each panel are shields bearing elegantly stylised letters 'AIF', Australian Imperial Forces.

The park also has an ornamental fence and gate, with a path leading up to the monument. A flagstaff and two 'war trophies' are located in the park, providing appropriate surrounds. (Charleville Times, 4 October 1924) Corner plaques denoting all war zones were added 1993.

Four granite 'digger' statues, representing a Catafalque party, together with eight dividing granite bollards were added to the memorial for ANZAC Day, April 2010.

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Built Monument Designer: George Brockwell Gill (Ipswich, QLD) Monument Manufacturer: R C Ziegler & Son (Toowoomba, QLD)
Opened 9 October 1924 by Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan
Inscription

AIF

"For God, King and country"

In memoriam
[ Names ]

Their name liveth for evermore

Erected by the citizens of Charleville and District and Charleville Sub-Branch R.S.& S.I.L.A in honour of those who served in the Great War 1914-1919.

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945 War
[ Names ]

In memory of those who fought & died Malaysia Campaign
1955 - 1960

Back Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945 War
[ Names ]

In memory of those who served in Korea
1950 - 1953
[ Name ]

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945 War
[ Names ]

In memory of those who served in Vietnam
1962 - 1973
[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

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ARMSTRONG, William Crouch

Service number 6285
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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WAKE, Harvey Thomas

Service number 1226
Trooper
11th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 12 Feb 1890

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SCOTT, Ian Neil

Service number 1735424
Sapper
1st Field Squadron
RAE
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 26 Sep 1948

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WARD, Leslie Norman

Service number 1671
Lieutenant
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Apr 1893

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RUTLEDGE, Thomas Richard

Service number 1345
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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TOWNSON, John Jenkins

Service number 5200
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1880

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BRUTON, Edward Nicholas

Service number 21444
Saddler Staff Sergeant
4th Divisional Train
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1894

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ROBERTS, Percy Cuthbert Gaden

Service number QX1003
Captain
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Jul 1904

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