Kenmore Library to Host Talk from ‘The Kenmore War Memorial’ Author Judy Magub

Judy Magub, President of Kenmore & District Historical Society, is coming to Kenmore Library on Brookfield Road to talk about her book, “The Kenmore War Memorial,” on Friday, the 29th of March at 10:00 p.m. The free event is open to residents young and old who are interested to learn more about the history behind the construction of the monument.

Called the “Digger” and designed by A L Petrie & Sons, the monument originally stood at the center of Moggill and Brookfield Roads until its transfer in 1988 near the former site. It was erected to honor the men from the Shire who fought in the South African War from 1899 to 1902.

The Kenmore War Memorial subsequently included plaques of commemorations for other Australian soldiers who gave up their lives during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the conflicts in Malaysia, Borneo, and Vietnam.

Ms Magub will be highlighting the stories of 79 soldiers during her visit at Kenmore Library.

Photo Credit: Dr Christian Rowan MP/Facebook

Ms Magub served as a Toowong councillor for 13 years. She retired in 2007 and became one of the key figures of the Kenmore & District Historical Society.

She worked on “The Kenmore War Memorial” with journalist and military historian Philip Castle. The book was published in 2018 to coincide with the 100th Year of Armistice Day.