Dunwich War Memorial

Location of Dunwich War Memorial

Stradbroke Place, Welsby Street
Dunwich QLD 4183

White painted cairn set atop rocks from the original former RSL Kitchener memorial at Wynnum, which form the base. Unveiled by Hon G.F.R. Nicklin on 11 March 1967, as a tribute to individuals of Stradbroke Island, including the many Indigenous locals who enlisted in all conflicts. The Aboriginal flag is flown alongside the Australian flag at remembrance services. The 5 bronze plaques attached to the marker commemorate the aspects of the military services.


Front: In memory of Fallen Comrades/
Erected in Memory of those who served from Stradbroke Island in World Wars 1 and 2 and other campaigns. Unveiled by Hon. GFR Nicklin, MM, LLD, MLA, Premier of Queensland 11 March 1967, Lest we forget./

Side One: In Remembrance of Australians who served their country in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps in all conflicts and wars/

Give us skill but make us gentle
Give us efficiency but make us kind
Help us be firm but understanding
Nurses Prayer/

Back: In Remembrance of Australian men and women and their allies in the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Malaya and all other areas of operation./

All gave some and some gave all
Unknown Author/

Side 4: In remembrance of Australian Seamen of the Merchant Navy who put their lives at risk and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their nation during all wars./

We few, we happy few
We band of brothers
Shakespeare's Henry V/

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 services are helfd at the memorial.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Julie Holmes, North Stradbroke Island RSL Sub-branch
Date recorded
10 March 2009

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