Victoria Garrison Memorial

Location of Victoria Garrison Memorial

Thursday Island Cemetery, Aplin Rd
Thursday Island QLD 4875

Memorial Obelisk, within the Thursday Island Cemetery boundary, that commemorates the individuals who died whilst in service of the Thursday Island Garrison. The Roll of Honour lists 8 men, with the first commemoration occuring on 1 November 1884. The obelisk is carved and along with the pedestals, displays twin draped flags, an artillery gun, and scroll.

Inscription
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Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information
The memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the Victoria Garrison who lost their lives while serving at Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island 1893-1917. The Green Hill fort was built in 1893 to provide for the protection of the island and it s coaling station which was vital in both times of peace and hostility. Thursday Island is located between Australian and Europe and thus was strategically important.
Recorded by
Vanessa Seekee OAM, Torres Shire Council
Date recorded
10 September 2008

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