Beenleigh War Memorial

Location of Beenleigh War Memorial

Beenleigh Memorial Park
Corner of James and Crete Streets
Beenleigh QLD 4207

The slab is encircled with the wall of the original water trough and bears the inscription. It carries the names of 61 soldiers, of whom 10 are listed as killed, and 2 as died on service, with a K or D beside their name. The slab is surmounted with the Rising Sun badge.

Adjacent is a wall to commemorate all conflicts. The wall contains plaques representing all the Services and World War I, World War II, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Inscription

The Great War 1914-1919. Erected by the Citizens of Beenleigh and District.

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
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

This memorial has outstanding significance: as a memorial originally designed with the symbolism of a monumental water trough; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in WWI. it is unusual in that names recorded are not in alphabetical order.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
9 March 2009

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