Pinkenba War Memorial

Location of Pinkenba War Memorial

McBride Road and Eagle Farm Road
Pinkenba QLD 4008

A solid block cairn memorial, supporting a secondary plinth with four corner supports. The base of the structure provides the platform for a dome, topped with an artillery shell, encircled by a laurel wreath. The memorial originally had miniature mounted troopers and soldiers around the top but these have long since disappeared. The memorial is set on a corner with grassed surroundings, and a pipe and chain fence protects it from heavy traffic in an industrial area near the mouth of the Brisbane river.
The memorial displays Honour Roll panels to the men of the Pinkenba District who served, fought and died during the Great War 1914–1918. There are 21 individuals listed, of which 8 made the supreme sacrifice.

The WWII Memorial is a bronze plaque set upon a large basault stone. The memorial lists individuals of the District who served during the war, including 4 who made the supreme sacrifice.

Inscription

WWI Memorial: ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN FROM PINKENBA AND DISTRICT WHO VOLUNTEERED TO FIGHT IN DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE IN 1914 - THE GREAT WAR - 1919 FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND HUMANITY. SUPREME SACRIFICE

WWII Memorial: IN HONOUR AND APPRECIATION OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED FROM PINKENBA AND DISTRICT, AND WHO PARTICIPATED IN WORLD WAR 2 19393 1945.
Three columns of names beneath, with crosses next to four deceased listed separately at the top.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held
Service at 8.30am Anzac Day, Clayfield-Toombul Sub-Branch RSL
Recorded by
R.H. (Bill) Best, Secretary/Treasurer, Clayfield-Toombul Sub Branch RSL/Lesley McBurney/Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
15 April 2009

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