Horn Island Veterans Memorial

Location of Horn Island Veterans Memorial

Horn Island Airport, Airport Rd
Horn Island QLD 4875

Three stone boulders set into a memorial space, displying plaques that commemorate the service of forces on Horn Island during the Second World War. The boulders are situated in a semi circle arc, on a bed of white stones with a grassed area to the front of the memorial. The memorial contains a Roll of Honour and a list of the units that were stationed. Plaques were unveil by Major General J.P. Stevens AO in 2007.

Inscription
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Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

Yes

Additional information
The memorial is the only one on Horn Island, commemorating those American and Australian servicemen who served and died here during WW2. The memorial was designed by Vanessa Seekee OAM and Gordon Cameron OAM (ex Horn Island war veteran), with the materials supplied by Torres Shire Council from Horn Island itself. The funding was supplied by Torres Shire Council, Dept. of Veteran s Affairs and the Horn Island Veteran s Association. The memorial was dedicated on 19 September 2007. The inspiration for the memorial was in commemoration of a large force of men and women, both indigenous and non indigenous who came together, for the first time in Australia s history in such numbers, for a common goal the defence of Australia.
Recorded by
Vanessa Seekee OAM
Date recorded
1 August 2007

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