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Eton War Memorial 1914-1918

Description

A concrete monument with a cross atop a tall pedestal with a three stepped square base. A wreath is drapped over tho top of the cross. The pedestal, which is capped by a wide cornice, has three granite plates, listing the names of 89 local servicemen who fought in the Great War.

Of the names listed 18 Killed in Action; 5 died of illness; 1 died of wounds (awarded a Military Cross). The other two plaques list, in alphabetical order, the names of 66 servicemen who enlisted and served in the Great War.

The monument stands behind the Eton WWII Memorial Gates erected at the corner entrance of the park.

Location
Langford Park, Telegraph Street (cnr Hill Street),(25km south-west of Mackay), Eton Qld 4741

Location of Eton War Memorial 1914-1918

Inscription
Front Plate:

THIS MEMORIAL

was erected by Public

subscription in commemoration

of those brave men who fought

and fell in the GREAT WAR

1914 ~ 1918

KILLED

[9 NAMES] [9 NAMES]

DIED OF ILLNESS

[3 NAMES] [2 NAMES]

DIED OF WOUNDS

[1 NAME]

(refer to additional images for list of names)

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Memorial type
Cenotaph/Shrine
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day - March from Eton Hotel to the Eton War Memorial Cenotaph for the Dawn Service.

Additional information

The monument was constructed by Melrose and Fenwick Ltd, Monumental Works and Wrought Iron Railing factory from Townsville.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Glen Hall
Date recorded
5 March 2009

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