Charters Towers War Memorial Cenotaph

Location of Charters Towers War Memorial Cenotaph

Gill Street
139km west of Townsville
(Flinders and Gregory Highways)
Charters Towers QLD 4820

This memorial cenotaph consists of a plinth with a three-tired base. This then sits on top of a stone foundation with black tile trim around the edge. Metal laurel wreath has been inserted each side. Metal plaques are positioned on the face of the memorial and left side.

In2005 the statue ofadigger was installed as part of the restorationof the Cenotaph. The Cenotaph was also retiled. This was funded in partnership by the Charters TowersCity Council and the Queensland Government through itsCommunity Memorials Restoration Program.

Inscription

Front plaque reads:
1914 - 1918
LEST WE FORGET
1939 - 1945

Side plaque reads:

DEDICATED

TO

THOSE WHO SERVED
AND DIED

IN THE
KOREA, MALYAYA,
BORNEO CAMPAIGNS
AND THE
VIETNAM CONFLICT

LEST WE FORGET

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
Cenotaph/shrine
Commemorative services held

Annually an ANZAC Day Dawn Service is held in theCharters Towers Cemetery. At 9am a Commemoration Parade commencing in Mossman Street, marchesto the Cenotaph for a Commemoration Ceremony at 10am.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor, Queensland War Memorial Register
Date recorded
3 March 2009

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