Gargett and District War Memorial Gates

Location of Gargett and District War Memorial Gates

Gargett-Mia Mia Road, 48km west of Mackay
Gargett QLD 4741

The Gargett Memorial Gates underwent an upgrade from the original concrete form work and wrought iron gates, displaying plaques to WWI and WWII service personnel. Possibly built post WW2. The gates have been located further west since 2000. The gates honour individuals from the district from WWI - 65 (11 Killed) and WWII 73 (6 Killed), which are listed in two Rolls of Honour on the front of the new memorial. There are two additional plaques on the memorial, one to the memory of those in post-war conflicts and a dedication plaque. A flag pole is located behind the gates.

Inscription

Refer to additonal images.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Gate/arch
Additional information

The Memorial Gates were unveiled circa 1949 at the entrance to the Gargett Sports Field. Each is comprised of a brass plaque to which small brass name plated have been screwed. Names at the top are of those who did not return.

On the committee that erected the Gates included Jim Benson (Gargett) and Willie Head (3123 Trooper William Head 2nd Light Horse Regt A.I.F. 10/1916 - 29/05/1919. WIA 14/07/1918.) (Septimus),…

In the late 1980s, when the Memorial Gates were being refurbished prior to the 75th Anniversary of Gallipoli, several name plates were found to be missing. These were recently identified by WWII Veteran Mr. Alan Atherton who copied down these names and checked them against a Roll of Honour painted many years ago by the late Mrs. N. Head that is located in the Gargett Hotel.

Recorded by
Glen Hall; Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
5 March 2009

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