Western Suburbs War Memorial

Location of Western Suburbs War Memorial

Baines Park
112 Limestone Street
Ipswich QLD 4305

The memorial is set on a stepped base with a light concrete square slab underneath, surrounded by marble pavers. The original digger on the memorial was smashed and was replaced with a new digger in 2003.

Inscription

For King and Country
Our Boys

Marble plaques list the names of 160 men and 1 nursing sister who served overseas. 22 soldiers are listed as having paid with their lives.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Commemorative services held

Yes

Additional information

The memorial was manufactured by F Williams and Co of Ipswich and was originally located at the intersection of Brisbane and Burnett Streets. The foundation plaque was laid on 3 November 1917 and the memorial was unveiled on 15 December 1917 by Mr H.B. Carter, Chairman of the Returned Soldiers Residential Club, Brisbane. The memorial was relocated to its current location in Baines Park c.1967. A replacement solider was manufactured and unveiled on 8 November 2003.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
19 March 2009

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