Townsville War Memorial

Location of Townsville War Memorial

ANZAC Memorial Park
The Strand
Townsville QLD 4810

This clocktower memorial is constructed of rock-faced grey granite blocks, rising to a height of 25 feet and standing on octagonal steps of pink (Townsville) granite. The base is of rough marble and has buttresses at the corners, each supporting three columns of Queensland marble and capped by an angle buttress of finer white marble. On each face of the base of the clocktower is a leaded marble plate. The plates are supported on marble brackets. The clocktower originally had a 4-faced clock but the clock has been replaced by copper plaques bearing the badges of Australian fighting services. The tower is capped by a granite cornice. A hand activated recording plays the Last Post, Advance Australia Fair and provides details of Australian war involvement.


The front plate bears inscriptions including a verse by P F Rowland, and other plates bear the names of the 172 locals who fell in WWI.

(Refer to additional images on this page for inscriptions)

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Additional information

Mason was Melrose and Fenwick, Townsville

Around the outer perimeter of the memorial are 27 small plinths holding bronze plaques. Commemorated are:
Womens Auxiliary Returned Services League of Australia.
B SQN 3RD Cavalry Regiment.
4 Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery.
Royal Australian Regiment Association.
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam.
RAAF Base Townsville.
RAF Squadrons: 31 (SAAF); 70; 138; 148; 178; 267; 301(Polish); 624.
RAAF Association.
31st Battalion The Royal Queensland Regiment.
Totally and Permanently Disabled Soldiers Assoc. Townsville.
Townsville Exservice Women.
Townsville RSL Sub Branch.
British Commonwealth Occupation Forces Japan.
National Servicemens Association of Australia.
All Services Korea 1950-1957.
11th Australian Inf Bde and Attached Units Assoc.
42nd Australian Inf Battalion Assoc Townsville Branch.
ExPOW Assoc North Queensland Branch.
In memory of those who served with 29 Brigade 15BN 42BN 47BN 11FD COY RAE 7FD AMB.
Disabled Sailors Soldiers and Airmens Assoc of Northern and Western Queensland.
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
31st Infantry Battalion Association.
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.
Seafarers Association of Townsville.
The War Widows Guild of Australia (Queensland).

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
24 March 2009

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