The Caves War Memorial

Location of The Caves War Memorial

Buch Square - 25km north of Rockhampton (Bruce Hwy)
The Caves QLD 4702

Set in Buch Square at the small shopping centre, the memorial is made of small square blue tiles with white grouting - a slab at the rear and a sloping front reading Lest we forget. An Australian flag is at the top of the memorial, with RAN, AIF and RAAF badges and three marching figures representing the relevant services. The only other similar figures at war memorials in Queensland are on the wall behind the Bofors gun at New Farm RSL, Brisbane.

Inscription

The plaque reads: This memorial was proudly erected by the Livingstone Shire Council in honour of all from its area who served for Australia in all wars. The memorial is set on a stepped base of small square white tiles, with a blue tile border. There is a flagpole behind the memorial. The memorial was unveiled by Cr L E Hartwig, MLA, Shire Chairman, on 25 April 1985.

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
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Memorial type
Place
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
13 March 2009

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