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47th Battalion Plaque
47th Battalion Plaque

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The plaque commemorates those from the 47th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

It is a wall tablet of Australian marble consisting of two bronze tablets. Above the tablet, within a bronze wreath are the battalion bronze colours.

A special meeting was held in ANZAC House, Brisbane in August 1932 to decide on the successful tender for the memorial tablet. The successful tender was Messrs F Smith & Son of Ann Street Brisbane. The memorial was designed by Mr. A.F. Brooks of Brisbane. At the meeting the Committee had been informed that the Governor would unveil the memorial on the 11th August .
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 8th August 1932.


Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466463
Long: 153.026491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Mr A. F. Brooks (Brisbane, QLD)
Monument Manufacturer:F. Smith & Son (Brisbane, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th August, 1932
Front Inscription

Egypt               1916
Somme            1916-18
Bullecourt         Ypres 1917
Polygon Wood  Ancre 1918
Pozieres           Messines  1917
Menin Road      Passchendale     
                         France and Flanders  1916-18

To perpetuate the memory of Officers and men of the 47th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War 

1914 - 1918

 (Lower Plaque)                     

126 Officers 2682 Men

24 Officers   657 men

55 Officers 1509 Men


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