El Arish War Memorial

Location of El Arish War Memorial

Monash Street
35km south of Innisfail
(Bruce Highway)
El Arish QLD 4855

The memorial is a granite obelisk on a red granite plinth on a two-stepped base. It is surrounded by a post and chain fence. El Arish was named after El Arish on the Sinai Peninsula where military hospitals were established during World War I.

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

TO THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information

The defeat of the Turks at Romani in August 1916 and at El Arish in December 1916 started a victorious campaign for the Camel Corps and Light Horse under General Harry Chauvel. Since 1921 a Chauvel family home in Stanthorpe has been named El Arish.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
2 March 2009