Toowong Boer War Memorial

Location of Toowong Boer War Memorial

Toowong Cemetery, Western Freeway & Mt Coot-tha Road (Brisbane)
Toowong QLD 4066

First known Boer War monument in Queensland, and was erected by his friends and comrades. Draped obelisk with carvings of a pen and pad, crossed swords, tennis rackets, cricket bats and ball is set on a typical Petrie base. There are commemorative panels on the plinth to individuals from the conflict.

In Memory of Lieutenant Lachlan John Caskey, of the 5th Qld Imperial Bushmen, killed in action 27.9.1901
Conflicts commemorated
South Africa War, 1899–1902
Memorial type
Additional information

Commly referred to as the 'Caskey Memorial', after Lieutenant Lachlan John Caskey, 5th Qld Imperial Bushmen, killed in action 27 September 1901, aged 31.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
15 April 2009

Nearby memorials