Proserpine Cenotaph

Location of Proserpine Cenotaph

Main Street - 124km north of Mackay (Bruce Hwy)
Proserpine QLD 4800

This memorial is built of bricks in three combined winged sections, with an Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge on the centre section.

The memorial is on a stone base surrounded by two layers of bricks forming a protective area around it. There is a light to the right of the memorial.

Three flagpoles are located behind the war memorial, which is in the front grounds of the active Cultural Centre.

Inscription

Below is a carved scroll in marble with Proserpine Shire Council. 1914 - 1919 is inscripted with carved crossed rifles and a Laurel wreath.

The top plaque reads: To the memory of those brave volunteers from Proserpine who made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War 1914-1919.

Under the unusual headings of Name, Unit, Killed in Action, 17 names and details of unit and date of death are listed.

Refer to additional images on this page for further inscriptions.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Cenotaph/shrine
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
11 March 2009

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