Cleveland War Memorial

Location of Cleveland War Memorial

Passage and Shore Streets, Cleveland - 15km east of Brisbane. Opposite the Redlands RSL Club
Cleveland QLD 4163

An example of the work of W E Parsons, Mason, Brisbane, this memorial was unveiled in August 1920. It features a broken column complete with rifle and laurel wreath; name Cleveland set around each side of base of column; stepped base; flagpoles beside memorial. Centre plaque reads: The Great War 1914-1919. In Memoriam and carries the names of a Captain, Sergeant, Lance Corporal and 12 Privates, 15 in total. Carved under this plaque are two flags and a rising sun, and the lower plaque reads: 1939–1945, 12 soldiers, one winning the Military Medal; Sister C Thiedeke, and one listed as Missing. Black plaques with gold lettering have been added for Malaya, Borneo, Korea and Vietnam (5 names). Adjacent flagpoles are actually yachting spars and have the ropes concealed from vandals.


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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
Commemorative services held

Commemorative events are held at the memorial.

Additional information

The memorial precinct has been upgraded and now contains a memorial wall and paving.

Recorded by
Doug Tanner
Date recorded
10 March 2009