Quilpie War Memorial

Location of Quilpie War Memorial

Bob Young Memorial Park, Brolga St
Quilpie QLD 4480

The memorial is a stone obelisk set on a concrete base, surrounded by a pipe and wire fence and gravel and concrete paths. It is the only memorial in Queensland that has names of service personnel on plaques on a mesh rectangle above the top of the memorial. Behind the memorial is a drinking fountain on which the plaque reads: In memory of a greatly loved Good Samaritan, Flight Lieutenant T J (Metre) Hammond, No 2 Squadron R.A.A.F. 1914–1918. In the keeping of the Lord. Erected by his sisters, Oreal Hammond and F M Terrey.
There is 1 name under Boer War 1899–1902; and there are 20 names under World War I 1914–1918; and 214 names divided into alphabetical groups for World War II, 1939–1945.
There is a 3 inch mortar immediately in front of the memorial, and a twin set of lights above it. Flagpole erected by RSSILA 25 April 1932. Memorial Park was opened on 25 April 1981 by Sir Wallace Rae.

Silhouettes of soldiers, crosses, etc. added on white panels around sides of war memorial. Concrete sections have been added around base of memorial

Inscription

Refer to additional images.

Conflicts commemorated
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Commemorative services held

Commemorative Services are held on Remembrance Day and a Dawn Service on ANZAC Day.

Additional information

Quilpie Shire Council organises a community service on ANZAC Day with a procession to the Shire Hall followed by a Public Service. Council also sponsors a luncheon for Returned Serviceman and women and invited guests.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Doug Tanner and Dennis Stocks
Date recorded
10 March 2009

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