Cooyar War Memorial

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Location Hack Meakins Park, New England Highway, Cooyar, Toowoomba - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The monument comprises an ornate pedestal of Queensland marble on a sandstone base and surmounted by a life-sized statue of an Australian infantry soldier in Italian marble. The soldier stands with head bowed and arms reversed. The pedestal has a block recessed behind Corinthian columns and bearing the leaded inscription and the names of the 35 local brave boys who fell in the Great War. The pedestal is capped by a gabled cornice, the front gable ornamented with a wreath carved in relief. Leaded ivy, a symbol of death, ornaments the base of the pedestal.

There is a separate sandstone plinth on the south side of the monument. It has a marble plate bearing the leaded names of the 110 other locals who served in the war and returned.

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Built R. C. Ziegler & Son (Toowoomba, QLD)
Opened 14 July 1923 by Mr. A.A. Moore M.L.A.
Inscription

Erected by the people of Cooyar and District in memory of the brave boys who fell in the Great War

1914 - 1918

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Inscription in Proximity
Honour Roll

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Condition

Good

Names

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ALBION, Hughie

Service number Q186847
Private
1 Garrison Battalion (QLD)
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 14 Jul 1889

PATCH, Francis Edward

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

CHERRY, Edward Ernest

Service number 4156
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Sep 1897

STAINTON, Robert Harold Warburton

Service number 1545
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1895

DORRELL, George

Service number 4769
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

TURNER, Edward

Service number 473
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jun 1883

BLOOD, Charles Flavell

Service number CHAPLAIN
Captain (Chaplain 4th Class)
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AIF WW1
Born 1887

CHERRY, Ettrick James

Service number 4038
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1899

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