Woodgate Beach Centenary of ANZAC Memorial

Location of Woodgate Beach Centenary of ANZAC Memorial

Community Park, corner of Esplanade and Kangaroo Court
Woodgate Beach QLD 4660

The base of the memorial is two tiers of grey coloured concrete. Mounted on the top tier are four black polished granite "blade-stones", located at each of the cardinal points of the compass. Laid in the centre of this upper tier is a black granite centre-stone, 800mm square, with the badge of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces of the First World War era etched into the surface. Etchings on the obverse faces of the "blade-stones" list each of the services: Navy, Army, Air Force and Women's Services, and the reverse faces include a historic First World War image appropriate to each of the services. There are also two flagpoles.

Inscription

"LEST WE FORGET" and "FOR ALL WHO SERVED", on two sides of the top concrete tier. "NAVY", "ARMY", "AIR FORCE" and "WOMEN'S SERVICES" on the obverse faces of the four blade stones.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Somalia, 1992–1994
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day - 25 April; Vietnam Veterans' Day - 18 August and Remembrance Day - 11 November. These days are organised by the local RSL Sub Branch

Additional information

Unveiled by LTCOL (RTD) Harry Smith SG MC and dedicated February 19, 2015

Recorded by
Malcolm Webb of the Woodgate Beach RSL Sub Branch
Date recorded
5 February 2016

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