Tingalpa War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Tingalpa War Memorial (Digger)

Cnr Belmont and Wynnum Roads
Tingalpa QLD 4173

Following a traffic accident the memorial has been relocated to a large grassed area at the junction of Belmont, Wynnum and Manly roads. The digger's features are unlike any others on Queensland war memorials, and his uniform is also different from most, featuring a low pouch on the right hip The slouch hat is turned up in the front. The memorial has been painted a dark brown, with slightly lighter brown straps over his shoulders, and the gun is painted pink with black trimmings, again very unusual. The memorial faces into the grassed area and is surrounded by a pipe and chain fence. The digger stands with head bowed and arms reversed, and is on a typical Petrie sandstone base. The flags and base are not painted.

Inscription

WWI Plaque (marble):

ERECTED

BY

THE RESICENTS OF TINGALPA

IN RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES

OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED

FROM THE DISTRICT

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1919


[17 NAMES]

(Refer to additional images for list of names)

WWII Plaque (brass):

IN HONOUR OF THE

MEN AND WOMEN

WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA

IN TIME OF CONFLICT

DURING WORLD WAR II

1939 - 1945

LEST WE FORGET

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information
This memorial has outstanding significance as an early, unusual digger by A L Petrie & Sons, masons, Brisbane; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in war.
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
15 April 2009