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Killarney War Memorial

Description

Originally a digger very similar to that at Greenmount, Darling Downs, stood on this memorial but the digger was damaged and removed following a cyclone in 1968. It has been replaced by an obelisk. The sandstone memorial, very similar in structure to Greenmount apart from the pillars, features corner pillars supporting an elaborately carved top section with rifles and laurel wreaths.

There are 21 names listed around the top of the memorial. Honor Roll. (not Honour) has 64 names listed on four plaques around the centre of the memorial. Under these are four smaller plaques each listing 4 names A further 15 names are at the base of one side of the memorial. In total there are 116 names listed, a large total for a small country centre. It is not clear how many of those were killed.

Location
Oleander and Ivy Streets, Killarney Qld 4373

Location of Killarney War Memorial

Inscription
The Great War 1914-1918. World War II 1939-1945. In Memoriam / Korea, Malaya/Borneo, Vietnam.
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
Additional information

Other Killarney Memorials:

Killarney Gallipoli Pine

Killarney RSL Memorial

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Doug and Val Tanner
Date recorded
17 March 2009

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