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Location Esk Memorial Park, Ipswich Street & Highland Street, Esk, Somerset - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

It is an opulent monument of bronze and marble, standing on a sandstone base with corner buttresses which form a cross, and in turn on terrazzo steps. On the base are fixed bronze plates bearing the names of the 83 local men who fell in World War I. The square monument above has a structure of art bronze, with ionic pilasters at the corners and an ionic entablature. Fixed on recessed marble panels are huge bronze plates bearing the names of the 462 others who enlisted from the Shire to serve in World War I, making a massive total of 545 names so recorded. At the top of each of these huge bronze plates are bronze shields bearing elegantly stylised letters AIF (Australian Imperial Force).

Missing names
SUPREME SACRIFICE Ha-Ra (Panels 2 - 3)
ENLISTED LOU - SEIB (Panel 3)

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Built Monument Designer: George Brockwill Gill (Ipswich, QLD) Monument Manufacturer: Frank Williams & Co (Ipswich, QLD)
Opened 27 August 1921 by General L.C.Wilson C.B., C.M.G., C.S.O.
Inscription

AIF
(NAMES)

1914 : THE GREAT WAR :1919
IN HONOUR OF OUR BOYS
This Stone Was Laid By Colonel A Graham Butler. D.S.O., Nov. 30th 1920

1939 WORLD WAR 11 1945

Left Side Inscription
AIF
(Names)
Back Inscription
AIF
(Names)
Right Side Inscription
AIF
(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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AITCHISON, Roy Stuart

Service number Q187391
Private
Born 10 Dec 1895

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CASH, James Norman

Service number 31923
Second Lieutenant
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 2 Mar 1896

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WARNEMINDE, Henry Herman Martin

Service number 64
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 May 1892

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LEE, William Henry

Service number 1687
Lance Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Nov 1894

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WEILER, Albert

Service number 1993
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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GRAY, James John

Service number 875
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Aug 1897

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BRADFIELD, Richard John Edward

Service number 2944
Driver
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 3 Apr 1890

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WOODCOCK, Arthur James

Service number 2090
Gunner
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 20 Feb 1896

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