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Memorial Name

Queensland Railways Employees Roll of Honour

LGA

Toowoomba Regional Council

Location

Toowoomba Railway Station, Railway Street, mounted between platforms 1 and 2 and 3 and 4, facing south

Town/Suburb

Toowoomba

Postcode

4350

Memorial Type

Honour Board

Description

It is a splendid timber Honour Board about 14 feet high and mounted in a prominent and sheltered position opposite the refreshment rooms.  The richly moulded broken pediment is supported by consoles and bears the British Coat of Arms.  Underneath the names are recorded in gold paint in 6 main panels of lighter wood, and also on 2 side panels added later.  The whole board is elegantly ornamented with Queensland Railway monograms, AIF badges, shell ornament and scrolls - these and other decorative details being highlighted with gold paint.

The board is mounted on to a wall with boards running in a diamond pattern.  A leaded marble unveiling plaque is fixed to the centre base, and the board is protected by a railing.  It is the most splendid war Honour Board to be found in a Queensland railway station, and one of the State's largest known Honour Boards.

Inscription

QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS TOOWOOMBA EMPLOYEES

Conflicts Commemorated

First World War, 1914-1918

Commemorative Services held

 

Additional Information

This memorial has outstanding significance as an unusual example of the work of the Queensland railway architect; for its unique design; for its excellent craftsmanship and material splendour and size; and as an historical record of the participation and sacrifice of a local government agency in WWI.

Recorded by

Shirley and Trevor McIvor

Date Recorded

4/1/2009

Latitude

-27.5577

Longitude

151.9512

Other Memorial Information

To be confirmed

Local Maintenance Authority

To be confirmed

Condition of memorial

To be confirmed
Approval Status Approved
 

Attachments

Created at 4/1/2009 12:17 PM by TOOW@qldwarmemorials.com.au
Last modified at 4/20/2009 11:26 AM by HUGHES Geoffrey