Toowoomba Rats Of Tobruk Memorial

Location of Toowoomba Rats Of Tobruk Memorial

East Creek Park, Margaret Street and Burstow Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Stone memorial with metal plaque inserted in centre. Erected in commemoration of the siege of Tobruk 10 April 1941 to 7 December 1941. Dedicated to Allied servicemen, including 782 Australian soldiers who lost their lives during the siege, the first defeat of the German Land Forces in World War II. It was unveiled at the Mothers' Memorial Gardens in Toowoomba on 14 April 1996. Flag bearers were Mr Lachlan Gooch and Mr Roy Milne.

Inscription

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SIEGE OF TOBRUK
10 APRIL 1941 TO 7 DECEMBER 1941

THE ALLIED SERVICEMEN AND THE 782 AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES DURING THE SIEGE
THE FIRST DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN LAND
FORCERS IN WORLD WAR 2

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

Rats of Tobruk Association has erected a number of other memorials around Queensland.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
1 April 2009

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