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Location Mowbray Park, 38 Lytton Road, East Brisbane, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia
Type Monument
Description

The 'digger' statue, a rare Queensland representation of an Australian Light Horseman, was carved by Alfred Batstone. The foundation stone was laid in November 1916, on the brow of the hill near Lytton Road, with views of both the Shafston and Humbug reaches of the Brisbane River, and the memorial was unveiled by Lady Goold-Adams on 11 August 1917. It was flanked by two cannons, reputedly part of Thursday Island's 19th century defences, and was surrounded by a garden in the shape of a cross. Additional honour rolls were added during and after the war.

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Built W. Batstone & Sons (South Brisbane, QLD)
Opened 11 August 1917 by Her Excellency Lady Goold- Adams
Inscription

[Names]

Plaque :

This Statue And Plaque Was Unveiled By Her Excellency Lady Goold- Adams
August 11th 1917.

Plaque :

This Foundation Stone Was Laid By His Excellency Sir Hamilton J. Goold-Adams
November 4th 1916.

Left Side Inscription
[Names]

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
(NAMES)

Back Inscription
[Names]

This Honour Roll And Statue Was Erected By The Efforts Of The East Brisbane Honour Roll And Statue Committee

Right Side Inscription
[Names]

FAITHFUL TILL THE END
(NAMES)

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

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TRITTON, Joseph Henry

Service number 3232
Lieutenant
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Apr 1894

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ROBERTSON, Thomas

Service number Officer
Second Lieutenant
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Apr 1894

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TALLON, Robert

Service number 1741
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jul 1895

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O'SHEA, William

Service number 3048
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Feb 1890

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JOHNSON, Frederick Harle

Service number 2721
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HAMILTON, Edward

Service number 313
Lance Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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PITTER, Jack (Clarence John)

Service number 397
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Mar 1895

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BISHOP, James

Service number 455
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jun 1892

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