Mackay National Servicemens Memorial

Location of Mackay National Servicemens Memorial

Jubilee Park,Alfred Street
Mackay QLD 4740

Two stepped black polished granite memorial with two plinths displaying a bronze plaque on each. One of the plaques is dedicated to the 205 men from the Mackay District who served and died in the 2/12th Battalion at Milne Bay and further battles during WW2. The other is dedicated to the 287,000 men who served in the National Services between 1951 and 1972. Of the total, 187 were killed and 1,479 wounded overseas. The National Service Association badge is also displayed.

Inscription

NATIONAL

SERVICEMEN'S

MEMORIAL

COMMEMORATING THE 287,000 YOUNG MEN

CALLED UP FOR NATIONAL SERVICE IN THE

NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE BETWEEN 1951

AND 1972, 187 WERE KILLED AND 1,479

WOUNDED OVERSEAS

THEY SERVED AUSTRALIA

Conflicts commemorated
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Other
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day Dawn Services held in Jubilee Park, followed by another service later in the morning.

Additional information

Dedicated by the Mackay Branch of the National Servicemens Association, July 2003.

In 2011 this Memorial was upgraded and enhanced due to a partnership between Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the new memorial. Prior to the enhancement, each of the plaques were displayed on seperate low concrete plinths. The original bronze plaques have been repositioned on new memorial.

Recorded by
Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society
Date recorded
5 March 2009

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