Richmond War Memorial

Location of Richmond War Memorial

Jack Brown Lions Park, Richmond, 498km west of Townsville (Flinders Hwy)
Richmond QLD 4822

A unique design, replacing previous Memorial fountain, as the main memorial in Richmond. Symbolising a stylisation of three rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives at the battle fo the Somme, France in the Great War. Original wooden crosses on the battlefields were made from artillery shell and ammunition boxes. To signify this fact , the centre of the memorial constitutes a steel cross, that extends beyond the uprights. Dedicated on 25 April 2001.

The memorial holds Rolls of Honour for individuals from the Richmond region who served and died in wars. Additionally, there is space for smaller individual remembrance plaques to Veterans. There are tri-service and additional badges to respresent all the forces on the three struts.

Inscription

Refer to additional images.

Conflicts commemorated
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Cenotaph/shrine
Commemorative services held

YES - ANZAC Day

Additional information

The Jack Browns Lions Park also contains a number of guns and war trophies that have been preserved to complement the main memorial.

Recorded by
Angela Henry, Project Officer, Richmond Shire Council
Date recorded
10 March 2009