Cardwell War Memorial

Location of Cardwell War Memorial

Bruce Highway
Cardwell QLD 4849

The column with orb and cross on a white stepped base is situated on the Bruce Highway, and is surrounded by a white wooden fence.

A plaque paying tribute to those who participated in South East Asian campaigns was unveiled 25 April 1989

Inscription

Plaques read:
Erected in memory of 2 names killed in action, France, during the Great War 1914-1919. Duty nobly done, and Erected in memory of 5 names, killed in action or died on active service during World War II, 1939-1935, Duty nobly done.

A second plaque pays tribute to those who participated in South East Asian campaigns.

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
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information

Mason was Melrose and Fenwick of Townsville.

The second plaque was unveiled by G Stenhouse, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Veteran Affairs.

Additional plaques were added in May 1992, May 1993, and in May 1994 including an Australian Red Cross Avenue plaque and a Girl Guides plaque honouring their families who were involved in wars.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
2 March 2009

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