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Cleveland War Memorial

Description
An example of the work of W E Parsons, Mason, Brisbane, this memorial was unveiled in August 1920. It features a broken column complete with rifle and laurel wreath; name Cleveland set around each side of base of column; stepped base; flagpoles beside memorial. Centre plaque reads: The Great War 1914-1919. In Memoriam and carries the names of a Captain, Sergeant, Lance Corporal and 12 Privates, 15 in total. Carved under this plaque are two flags and a rising sun, and the lower plaque reads: 1939-1945, 12 soldiers, one winning the Military Medal; Sister C Thiedeke, and one listed as Missing. Black plaques with gold lettering have been added for Malaya, Borneo, Korea and Vietnam (5 names). Adjacent flagpoles are actually yachting spars and have the ropes concealed from vandals.
Location
Passage and Shore Streets, Cleveland - 15km east of Brisbane. Opposite the Redlands RSL Club, Cleveland Qld 4163

Location of Cleveland War Memorial

Inscription
Refer to additional images.
Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Korean War, 1950-1953
Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66
Vietnam War, 1962-1972
Memorial type
Column/Obelisk/Pillar
Commemorative services held

Commemorative events are held at the memorial.

Additional information

The memorial precinct has been upgraded and now contains a memorial wall and paving.

Recorded by
Doug Tanner
Date recorded
10 March 2009