Liet. Thomas Armstrong Honour Board

Location of Liet. Thomas Armstrong Honour Board

Pioneer Valley Uniting Church,Victoria Street (cnr Louise Street),
Mirani QLD 4754

The memorial is a tablet of black polished stone and forms the base for two white marble reliefs. The lower one is in the form of a scroll and sword bares the name of Liet. Thomas A. Armstrong who was killed in action in World War I.

The upper white marble relief bears the battalion crest in polychrome and its motto, Strenue Percute (translation: Strike Vigorously).

Inscription

STRENUE PERCUTE

In Loving Memory

OF
LIET. THOMAS A. ARMSTRONG

33RD BATTALION A.I.F.

WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION

NEAR PASSCHENDAELE, FLANDERS

ON 12TH OCTOBER 1917.

AGED 26 YEARS

"Greater love hath no man than this".

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Honour board
Additional information

The memorial was erected behind the altar at St James Uniting Church at Marian, a timber church located on Anzac Avenue near the Marian sugar mill. It was mounted behind the pulpit on the northern side of the church.

By 1991 the church was no longer in use and it was proposed that the Marian State School purchase the site for its use. Local church services were relocated to St Stephens Uniting Church at the nearby township of Mirani and the memorial was transferred from St James church to St Stephens, Mirani.

In 1999 the original wooden St Stephens Church was sold and the new Pioneer Valley Uniting Church was constructed. The Honour Board has been inlayed in the wall of the new church.

Due to its uniqueness this memorial is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register (Chims Place ID: 600724).

Recorded by
Jeffrey Riddel (Pioneer Valley Museum, Mirani)
Date recorded
21 March 2012

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