Scenic Rim War Memorials

Boonah War Memorial

WHERE

Boonah Memorial Park, Park Street and Yeates Avenue,

Boonah Qld 4310

DESCRIPTION

The Boonah War Memorial is a major regional war memorial and was unveiled on 31 July 1920 by the Prince of Wales. who was visiting with Mrs G A Bell of nearby Coochin Coochin Station (whose three sons served in the First World War). The marble and granite memorial was designed and executed by F Williams and Company and honours the 374 local men who served during the First World War, including the 69 dead.

On 19 May 1920,the foundation stone for the memorial was laid by General Sir W Birdwood. The monument was erected at a cost of £600. The specifically designed memorial park was opened on Anzac Day in 1922.

The digger statue on the Boonah Memorial is represented in the casua stance synonymous with Williams diggers

COMMEMORATES First World War, 1914-1918 Second World War, 1939-1945 Malayan Emergency, 1948 1960 Korean War, 1950-1953 Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66 Vietnam War, 1962-1972 Gulf War, 1990-1991 Somalia, 1992-1994 Peace-Keeping, 1947-Present