Ayr War Memorial

Location of Ayr War Memorial

Anzac Park
Macmillan and Mackenzie Streets
88km south of Townsville (Bruce Hwy)
Ayr QLD 4807

An significant example of Melrose & Fenwick, Townsville 1925, monumental masons of Townsville this monument is built from various material types. A solid plinth base painted white with a solid middle section and a granite type spire on top. Set on a concrete platform with white concrete posts. Red pipes connecting the posts to make a barrier around the sides and back of the memorial. A Memorial Arch is also located at Anzac Park.

Inscription

Marble plaques bear different headings:

Their name liveth for evermore;
They responded to their country's call;
They gave their lives for us;
Faithful unto death, with names of 53 soldiers recorded.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information

Ayr War Memorial and Memorial Arch are of outstanding significance as they are the only such combination of war memorials in Queensland. At the front of the memorial an additional plaque bears the names of 34 World War II soldiers, and 2 for the Korean war. It is not clear if these men failed to return or were total enlistments.

Recorded by
Trevor and Shirley McIvor/Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society
Date recorded
26 February 2009

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