Thangool War Memorial

Location of Thangool War Memorial

Thangool Memorial Park,Burnett Highway,(12km south of Biloela)
Thangool QLD 4716

Cairn painted white has a bronze plaque listing the names of 7 local servicemen who served their country, and were killed in action in WWII, affixed to the front.

In the background a Memorial wall surrounds the flag pole and cairn in a semi circle. Affixed to the wall are brass plaques with the names of the servicemen who were killed in action, artwork, a list of Australian military participation, the Australian Military Units Badges, transcript of the Ode for the Fallen and a war time photograph depicting the Battalion Bugler playing the Last Post as troops march back to camp (refer to additional information).

The Memorial is finished with a link chain across the front and a 25 Pound Howitzer has pride of place to the right of the memorial.

Inscription

Front Cairn:

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

NAMES OF THE "FALLEN"

KILLED IN ACTION.

[List of 7 names]

"LEST WE FORGET"

(Refer to additional images of the Memorial wall)

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
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

An ANZAC Day Service is held mid-morning and Remembrance Day is commemorated at 11am at the Thangool War Memorial.

Additional information

The original cairn built in 1954, remains a feature out front with the flag pole behind it.

In 2010-2011 the Thangool War Memorial was restored and enhanced due to a partnership with Thangool and District Advancement Sporting and Recreation Association, the wider Thangool community and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the restoration of the memorial.

This enhancement involved the addition of the Memorial wall and restoring and housing undercover, the 25 Pound Howitzer which is next to the memorial.

Australian War Memorial Image ID: 010451 Reference:

The Battalion Bugler of the 27th playing the Last Post at sun-down as the troops disappear over the hill on their way back to camp, near Hammana, Lebanon (02-10-1941). (Negative by F. Hurley). (Permalink: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C30973).

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Banana Shire Council/ Queensland War Memorial Register/ Wayne Smith
Date recorded
23 February 2009