Ravenshoe War Memorial
Miniature Digger statue atop the structure.
Set under a canopy supported by 3 pillars, the triangular memorial has 3 sets of names. The front plaque reads: In loving recognition of the bravery of our gallant boys during the Great War 1914-1919, and lists 8 names carved directly on to the memorial. Also carved into the memorial are the words: Made the Supreme Sacrifice, and under that is a plaque reading: Paid Supreme Sacrifice with 3 columns - 1914-1919, 8 names (same as above); 1939–1945, 7 names, and Vietnam, 2 names.
The second side of the triangle reads: On Active Service, with 11 names carved into the memorial and a plaque underneath reading: After Hostilities Ceased - 1914-1919, 14 names; 1939–1945, 7 names.
The third side of the triangle reads: On Active Service, with 10 names carved into the memorial.
In loving recognition of the bravery of our gallant boys during the Great War 1914-1919
Made the Supreme Sacrifice
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Vietnam War, 1962–1972
- Memorial type
- Additional information
This memorial has outstanding significance: as the only one of its kind in Queensland; as an important regional war memorial; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in war.
Ravenshoe became a key training centre in World War II and all over the district there are markers placed showing the location of various Divisions and units which trained there.
The memorial originally stood at the intersection of Grigg and Monument Streets, surrounded by a low chain fence supported by concrete piers to protect the memorial from traffic turning at the main intersection. It has been relocated to Ravensoe Memorial Park next to the Bowls Club on Monument Street.
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor, Rebecca Counsell
- Date recorded
- 16 March 2009