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18 November 1915
Victor Denton Memorial, Nobby Cemetery

On the morning of 18 November 1915, the men assembled at Clifton Post Office and then marched to the Queensland National Bank, where the manager, on behalf of the Red Cross Society, presented the men with cigarettes, handkerchiefs and other useful items.

They continued on to the Nobby cemetery where they unveiled a memorial to local 20-year-old solder Private Victor Denton who was killed in June 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The concrete and stone memorial comprises a broken column which symbolises a life cut short. The last post was sounded and the hymn ‘Nearer My God to Thee’ was sung. This was the first monument to an individual solder to be erected in Queensland.

The men were welcomed by the Nobby community with a banquet lunch at the School of Arts Hall.

Meanwhile, in Toowoomba, rehearsals were being held with the massed bands which were to join the march into town on 20 November 1915.


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9 July 2019
Last updated
3 December 2015
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