Koumala War Memorial
|Location:||Bull Street, Koumala|
|Local Government Authority:||Mackay Regional Council.|
|Type of Construction:||Concrete with Marble insert and cross on top. A brass plaque was added in 2006. 8 small plaques honouring 8 local men were added on Anzac Day 2010.|
|Names:||No names originally recorded. The Sarina RSL for the 2010 Anzac Day commemorations arranged for 8 Brass plaques to be attached to the memorial in honour of 8 men from Koumala who lost their lives in World War 2.|
|History:||The Koumala War Memorial was dedicated on 18th April 1958. A large contingent of troops training on Koumala Range took part in a very impressive ceremony.|
|Information Sources:|| Historical Review of Koumala
and District 1859-1974, (1974), compiled by Koumala Presbyterian Women's Guild.
Brendan Maguire, Sarina RSL.
THE CITIZENS OF
KOUMALA & DISTRICT
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY
southern aspect, 1994.
southern aspect, October 2009.
Koumala Memorial , Anzac
The original marble
plaque, October 2009.
The Brass plaque added
in 2006, October 2009.
|ANDREWS, Albert Edward, Sapper, QX13131, 2/7th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, Killed in Action 12 April 1941, Aged 32 years, buried Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.|
|BROWNE, James Alexander, Private, QX23721, 3rd Australian Ordnance Store Company, Died of Illness whilst a P.O.W. 28 September 1943, Aged 34 years. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemtery, Thailand.|
|BONSOP, William, Private, QX26806, 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion, Killed in Action 10 July 1943, Buried Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.|
|BULL, Claude Charles, Private, QX8288, 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 10 June 1940, Killed in Action, 11 August 1941, Tobruk, Libya.|
|GRAHAM, Wilson Alexander, Private, QX18586, 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion, Died of illness whilst a P.O.W. 13 September 1943, aged 34 years, buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma).|
|GREENE, John Henry, Private, QX31358, 2/42 Australian Infantry Battalion, Kille in Action 16 August 1943, Aged 32 years, Buried Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.|
|MOLINAS, Frank Francis (D.F.C.), Flying Officer, 425454 (RAAF), 619 Squadron (RAF), enlisted 28 February 1942, Killed in Action (Flying Battle), 19 July 1944, Montreuilaux-Lions (Aisne), France.|
|MUMBY, Lionel Raymond, Private, QX11299, No. 2 Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Died of illness whilst a P.O.W. 3 October 1943, aged 31 years, Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.|