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Cooyar War Memorial
Map of Cooyar War Memorial
McDougall Street
Cooyar
Queensland 4402 Australia

Cooyar War Memorial
Cooyar, Toowoomba Area

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13 74 68
heritage@ehp.qld.gov.au
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Description

In the Darling Downs township of Cooyar, two WWI memorials stand side-by-side ensuring this community's loyalty to the Empire is never forgotten.

State parliamentarian Arthur Edward Moore MLA (who would become premier a few years later) unveiled the Cooyar War Memorial on 14 July 1923.

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A marble soldier statue standing on a pedestal honours the 25 local men who died in WWI. The adjacent stone plinth reminiscent of a gravestone serves as a roll call of all 110 men who enlisted, their names inscribed on a leaded marble plaque. Such displays provide valuable local history, unattainable from military records where names are categorised alphabetically or by military unit.

Public subscription and entertainment fundraising events amassed £413.10.0 for the memorial, designed and produced by Toowoomba-based RC Ziegler and Son. The soldier statue itself was imported from Italy.

The WWI memorial stands in Hack Menkins Park, beside the main highway passing through Cooyar.

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