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Elliott Heads Submarine Lookout ANZAC Day Memorial

Description

Positioned close to the water front, the memorial is a combination arrangement with all elements recognising the services of individuals from the 10th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps, who manned the site as an observation position during the Second World War. The space surrounding the memorials is known as the Elliott Heads Memorial Park.

The ANZAC Day Memorial consists of two concrete plinths, connected by a timber beam. Atop the left plinth there is an arched slab, which contributes to the signage. There are two small plaques attached to the plinths.

Submarine Lookout Cairns - there are two cairns located closer to the ocean and situated on the actual original 'lookout' site'. Each cairn supports a plaque and to the right of the cairns there are remains of the wooden posts which supported the structure.

Location
The Esplanade and Moore Street, Elliott Heads Qld 4670

Location of Elliott Heads Submarine Lookout ANZAC Day Memorial

Inscription

The ANZAC Day Memorial: (Plaque, Northern pillar): In memory of full time members of 10 Bn Volunteer Defence Corps World War 2, who manned this coast Observation Post to report any enemy movements by sea, land or air. Lt-Col W.G. McLucas M.I.D. Commanding Officer Sgt W. Entwistle Pte's C. Allan W.J. Anderson W.N. Chase A.M. Cunningham E.Hawkins A. Jamieson E.J. Linwood J. McNeilly A. Rogers J. Tracey L. Williams S.H. Yates

(Plaque, Southern pillar): SUBMARINE LOOKOUT ANZAC MEMORIAL PROJECT 2006. Initiated by the Elliott Heads & District Ratepayers & Residents Association (Inc). Funded through Grants from Federal Government, Queensland State Government and Burnett Shire Council. Supported by the RSL Bundaberg Branch.

Submarine Lookout Cairns

Left Cairn:

LEST WE FORGET

[Rising Sun]

IN MEMORY OF ALL SERVICE

MEN AND WOMEN WHO PAID

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

BOER WAR, WORLD WAR I.

WORLD WAR II, KOREAN WAR,

AND THE VIETMNAM WAR

ERECTED BY

BURNETT SHIRE COUNCIL

AND

CITIZENS OF ELLIOTT HEADS

25-4-1996

Right Cairn:

A TRIBUTE

TO THE MEMORY OF

THOSE MEMBERS OF THE

VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS

WHO MANNED THE ELLIOTT HEADS

LOOKOUT DURING WORLD WAR II

1941-1944

ERECTED BY THE WOONGARRA

SHIRE COUNCIL

1989

Conflicts commemorated
South Africa War, 1899-1902
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Korean War, 1950-1953
Vietnam War, 1962-1972
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Stone/Cairn/Plinth
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day - the memorial is the central location for the services held at 11am on the 25th April. The memorial and services are administered by the Elliott Heads Ratepayers & Residents Association.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Leone Wilson, Secretary, Wide Bay and Burnett District RSL/Greg Savage, Director Health & Environmental Services, Bundab
Date recorded
25 February 2009

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