Graceville War Memorial

Location of Graceville War Memorial

Memorial Park, Oxley Road
Graceville QLD 4075

Set on a typical Petrie base, the Victorian grey granite obelisk is topped by a globe with a map of Australia outlined in gold, and ANZAC written across the map in gold. There is a gold laurel wreath near the top of the obelisk.

Badges of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Army are on sides of the white painted base. A low sandstone fence surrounds the monument, with steps set in the front. Three flagpoles are to the right of the memorial, set behind the Pavilion at the end of the driveway into Graceville Memorial Park. It was unveiled on 26 November 1920 by a blind and maimed returned soldier, Lieutenant Little of Corinda, Brisbane. Mason was A L Petrie and Son.

Inscription

The Great War 1914-1919. Fallen Heroes, Sherwood Shire, Honoured and in memory evergreen. World War II 1939–1945, Korea/Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam

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
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information
This memorial has outstanding significance: as an unusual example of the work of A L Petrie & Son; as a World War I war memorial unveiled by a blind and maimed returned soldier, rather than a Governor or a politician.
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
14 April 2009

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