Amberley Honour Stone
Formerley situated outside the Amberley State School, this memorial was re-located in 2010/2011 to the new site in the memorial gardens on the Royal Australian Air Force Base (RAAF) Amberley.
The honour stone is positioned on a two tiered plinth and stepped concrete base.A German mortar and shell sit atop the memorial as a symbol of courage and sacrifice. The 'war trophy' mortar was presented after the Great War from a collection gathered by Australian Forces on the Western Front.The shell however is not the original item as it was stolen, but is a fine replica.
Two marble panels list the names of servicemen who served in both WWI and WWII. In the case of the 23 WWI service personnel listed, 5 died on active service. In addition, 2 WWII personnel died as Prisoners of War (POW) from the original 19 who enlisted.
On the first tier plinth of the memorial, there is an inscription to the Amberley Boys who fought in the Great War 1914-1919
IN HONOUR OF THE AMBERLEY BOYS WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.
Refer to additional photographs on this page for names listed.
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Memorial type
- Additional information
The memorial was unveiled on 14 December 1917 by Mrs H.I. Jones who was the wife of the Chairman of the Moreton Shire Council. The Honour stone which was manufactured locally by Mr E. Greenway was originally located at the corner of the original Amberley State School grounds.
With the closure andtransfer of theAmberley State School on Rosewood Road, it was decided to keep the memorial in Amberley to preseve connections to the location. The new Amberley School was located to Yamanto.
In cooperation with the Ipswich City Council RAAF Amberley and local community groups, it was decided to move the memorial to the RAAF base and into an existing memorial space for preservation. The memorial will be re-dedicated on Remembrance Day 2011.
- Recorded by
- Doug Tanner/Shirley and Trevor McIvor/George Hatchman, RAAF Amberley
- Date recorded
- 19 March 2009
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