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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
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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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WARD, Edward Joseph

Service number 2926
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 21 Nov 1890

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WARD, Leslie Norman

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

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BOOTH, Frederick

Service number 1731
Private
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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PATCH, Francis Edward

Service number 2377
Sergeant
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 20 Sep 1889

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GIBBS, Percival

Service number 2023
Gunner
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1 Sep 1896

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DORING, Herbert William

Service number Q127625
Private
36th Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Sep 1917

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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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BRUTON, Edward Nicholas

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

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