Armistice Centenary War Memorial

Keeping the Spirit Alive through the Power of Community

The Armistice Centenary War Memorial (ACWM) stands as a solemn tribute to honour the contributions, heritage, and memory of individuals associated with Australia’s shooting disciplines. Situated prominently at the main entrance of the Belmont Shooting Complex on Old Cleveland Road, the pillars and balustrade comprising the Memorial Gate serve as integral components of the ACWM.

Nestled within a serene bushland setting, the ACWM offers a tranquil sanctuary for both public commemoration and private reflection. Its significance as a sacred place of remembrance resonates deeply within the local and surrounding communities, fostering a profound connection to Australia’s rich shooting heritage and the sacrifices made in times of war.

As visitors pass through the Memorial Gate, they are enveloped by an atmosphere of reverence and gratitude, surrounded by the natural beauty of the bushland. Here, amidst the rustling leaves and gentle whispers of the wind, individuals have the opportunity to pay their respects, contemplate the valour of those who served, and honor the enduring legacy of Australia’s shooting disciplines.

TO COMMEMORATE

the more than 500 riflemen of the Queensland Rifle Association who made the supreme sacrifice in the First World War

TO ACKNOWLEDGE

the contribution of Austalia’s men and women from the many shooting disciplines to Australia’s defence in peace and war

TO SERVE

as a War Memorial for the local community: serving as a place of healing, reflection, and hope for the future.

The ACWM Precinct

The ACWM precinct project plays an important role in building strong and supportive relationships with our local community. 

It will provide all with a place to honour the fallen, while standing as a symbol of reslience, unity and the pursuit of peace. 

The Vision

MEMORIAL WALL – Serve as a poignant and respectful way to commemorate their contributions and connections to the sport and community.

FLAGPOLES – Acknowledge and celebrate the diverse backgrounds and international connections within the shooting community, promoting inclusivity and global camaraderie.

ENHANCING the infrastructure and accessibility of the site.

THE WALKWAY – symbolically connect past and present, paying homage to the legacy of those who served and fostering a deeper appreciation of history and tradition within the community.

Paying tribute to the many

Originally intended to honour the more than 500 Riflemen of the QRA who lost their lives during World War I, the memorial also pays tribute to the men and women of all shooting disciplines who have served in defence of the nation in all of Australia’s wars and campaigns since the Boer War, including peace-keeping operations post 1946.

Community Comes Together

The ACWM project plays an important role in building a strong and supportive relationship with the local community. It provides an invaluable link between the QRA, its members, and the wider community.  

“Keeping the Spirit Alive”

Originally intended to honour the more than 500 Riflemen of the QRA who lost their lives during World War I, the memorial also pays tribute to the men and women of all shooting disciplines who have served in defence of the nation in all of Australia’s wars and campaigns since the Boer War, including peace-keeping operations post 1946.

We Honour Them

The Armistice Centenary War Memorial (ACWM) is located at the main, Memorial Gate, entrance to the Belmont Shooting Complex on Old Cleveland Road, and the pillars and balustrade forming the Memorial Gate are part of the ACWM. 

The ACWM is situated in a unique bushland setting and provides a peaceful place for public commemoration and private reflection.

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAMES

We Will Remember Them