Stanthorpe Soldiers Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

A white cottage-like pavilion, nestled in a rocky park, provides visitors with a chance to take in the panorama of Stanthorpe and remember the legacy left by men from this area in WWI.

Soldier hero Major General Sir William Glasgow officially opened this soldiers’ memorial on 6 February 1926.

Slatted bench seating inside provides a place to ponder the impact a war on the other side of the world had on this farming community. Five WWI honour boards record the names in alphabetical order, without rank or honour, all are revered equally. Another is reserved for those who died, raised letters stating: ‘To the memory of our gallant boys who fell in the world’s war 1914-1919’. Further honour boards have been added, remembering later conflicts.

Warwick architects Dornbusch and Connolly designed the rest house which was built by local contractors NJ Thompson and Sons.

Many returned servicemen settled in this area under a soldiers’ resettlement program. Towns around Stanthorpe echo the names of French conflicts: Amiens, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Fleurbaix. A neighbouring house, once owned by war heroes Sir Harry Chauvel and Major Alan Chauvel, uncles of film maker Charles Chauvel, also carries a name reflecting WWI, ‘El Arish’.


History & Heritage Walk


Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Storm King Dam

Storm King Dam

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs

Kai Car Extraction

Lawdogs Australia

The Summit, Southern Downs

Wine Discovery Tours - focused on customer service, luxury and comfort.

Wine Discovery Tours

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs

KS Kids ChookPen

Kent Saddlery Australia

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs

Stanthorpe Museum

Stanthorpe Heritage Museum

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs

Contact Us