Dear Veterans and Families,
Attached is an appeal for you, your family members and others to support a petition to request the Brisbane City Council to erect a war memorial in the suburb of Calamvale, Brisbane Australia.
It is of the utmost concern to me that we have possibly not given the veterans of our suburbs and indeed all who offered their lives for this beautiful country of ours the local the respect that we should. We should always remember that they implored us to remember and we shall.
Would you please consider and respond to the request and sign the petition.
Past President and
Life Member 4 RAR Association, Qld
Because of the success of recent ANZAC Day driveway services at my home and at others and the traditional Remembrance Day services conducted over the past 15 years by Bill Ward OAM, MM (I have assisted him and this year at his request, I have taken over from him), it has been decided by the local Councillor that a war memorial would be suitable for our Ward of Calamvale in Brisbane, Queensland.
The Brisbane City Council Ward of Calamvale comprises the suburbs of Algester, Calamvale, Drewvale, Heathwood, Karawatha, Larapinta, Pallara, Parkinson, Stretton, and part of Forest Lake. The Ward has a population of approximately 40,000. 300 people were in attendance at my driveway service on Anzac Day 2021, up from 35 in 2020. Others attended other driveway services all over the Ward.
Nearly 200 hundred people attended the Remembrance Day service at the Algester Sports Club on Remembrance Day 2021 and others attended nearby service clubs.
It is proposed and a suggested plan has been submitted by me, to place the memorial in the Calamvale District Park located at 31 Formby Street, Calamvale.
To this end I ask as many as possible of your members and of other ex-service organisations that you have contact with, to support the petition endorsed by Councillor Angela Owen below. If an ex-serviceman or woman resides outside of the greater Brisbane area including interstate and overseas, may I ask that they include the current or previous rank and number with the name of the petitioner; eg “216517 Corporal John James”; “War Widow 216517 Joan James”, ” Descendent 216517 Shirley Jones”.
All residents of Brisbane of course are invited to join the petition.
The more support that we achieve the better we can represent the community and honour those of whom we promised to always remember and never forget.
It is anticipated that the memorial will be opened by ANZAC Day 2022 and all will be invited.
Please pass to all your family members, association members and other associations representing serving and former members of the ADF.
Regards, Alan Price
From: Calamvale Ward Office <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, 15 November 2021 12:51 PM
To: ‘[email protected]’ <[email protected]>
Subject: Link to Calamvale Memorial Petition
Below is the link for the e-petition which you are welcome to share with all your contacts.
Should anyone wish to put in a personalised written submission they are welcome to do so direct to
my office via email to [email protected] or by post to PO Box 5236 Algester Qld 4115
Cr Angela Owen BCom CPA MICM JP(Qual)
Councillor for Calamvale Ward
Phone (07) 3131 7022 | Fax: (07) 3131 7033
Shop 10, 168 Algester Road, Calamvale, Queensland, 4115 | PO BOX 5236, Algester, QLD, 4115 |