Blackwater War Memorial

Location of Blackwater War Memorial

Blackwater and District Workers Club, Arthur Street, 75km east of Emerald (Capricorn Highway)
Blackwater QLD 4717

Erected by the Ladies Auxiliary, Blackwater RSL, and unveiled by Major General A L Morrison on 26 January 1985. This memorial consists of three white columns with top plinth. There is a central column that supports an up-turns rifle and helmet, signifying the battlefield grave of a dead serviceman. The memorial displays badges of the Armed Forces and all columns are symbolically linked by chains.

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET - See additional images for plaques.

Conflicts commemorated
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • 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
Structure
Additional information

Each Anzac Day candles are lit to symbolise countries in which Australian soldiers have died.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
2 March 2009