Western Suburbs War Memorial
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.
For King and Country
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
- Commemorative services held
- 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
- Brassall Methodist Church Honour Board
- Churchill Honour Stone
- Ipswich Cemetery Cenotaph
- Ipswich Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice
- Ipswich I.S.A. War Memorial
- Ipswich Naval Cairn
- Ipswich RSL Memorial Mural
- Ipswich Railway Workshops War Memorial (Digger)
- Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall R.S.L.A.
- Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall Roll of Honour