Cambooya War Memorial

Location of Cambooya War Memorial

22km south of Toowoomba, Memorial Park, Eton Street
Cambooya QLD 4358

Obelisk with crossed rifles is atop a stepped base. The name Cambooya is in relief on the side of the monument. A small fence protects the memorial. Honour Roll lists the names of 14 soldiers who did not return. Included are the names of three Hogarth brothers whose names are also on the Greenmount, Pittsworth and Toowoomba Rolls of Honour, and whose mother donated magnificent memorial windows in St Andrews Anglican Church, Pittsworth, in their honour. A further 63 names are listed as returned, including a fourth Hogarth brother. One extra name has a K bringing the total killed to 15. One name is marked MM for Military Medal award, and another C de G for the French decoration Croix de Guerre.

Inscription

In Honour of those who served the Empire in the Great War 1914-1919

(Refer to additional images for more inscription)

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information

This memorial has outstanding significance as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in wars by a small community.

A surplus Australian Army World War II 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun was restored at the Oakey Army Aviation Base (Logistic Battalion) and placed beside the Shire Hall, Cambooya, in September 1994.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
1 April 2009