Gaythorne RSL Community War Memorial

Location of Gaythorne RSL Community War Memorial

Sid Loder Park, Tel-El-Kebir Street
Mitchelton QLD 4053

The design comprises a curved black granite wall, 10 metres long and 1.2 metres high acknowledging Australian wartime and peacetime military contributions. The insignia and commemorative information is etched into the stone. The insignia displayed respresent the Navy, Army and Airforce, along with the Merchant Navy, Nurses, and the Returned and Services League of Australia. Additionally, along the wall in chronological order are the conflicts that match the contributions. Beginning with the Maori Wars of the 1860s and continuing through to the First World War, Second World War and post-1945 conflicts, they conclude with the designation of the locations in which Australian Peacekeepers have served. A dove of peace exists at the far end of the memorial.

The site also features a flagpole and lecturn.


Refer to additional images.

Conflicts commemorated
  • Sudan, 1885
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • Boxer Rebellion, 1900–1901
  • 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
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Somalia, 1992–1994
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • Unit memorials
  • Other
Memorial type
Commemorative services held
The memorial is the focal point of the ANZAC Day commemoration, as well as the Remembrance Day ceremony, and other community events.
Additional information

The war memorial project was instigated by the Gaythorne RSL Sub-Branch Committee. A consecration, dedication and blessing ceremony was held on Saturday 4 April 2009. Political representatives and other representatives from Government, the Defence Force, the RSL and Clergy laid wreaths in honour of the men and women who contributed to the Australian military legacy. The site also features a flagpole and lecturn. The war memorial is maintained by the Gaythorne RSL Sub-Branch.

The memorial was designed and constructed by Architect/ Stonemason, Peter Macfarlane.

Further information in relation to the war memorial may be obtained from the Gaythorne RSL Sub-Branch: 534 Samford Road, Mitchelton 4053 PH:(07) 3355 4655.

Recorded by
Greg Butterfield, Gaythorne RSL
Date recorded
2 June 2009

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