“Into the Fire” – A Book to honour local First World War Soldiers

Updated: Mar 3

Our long awaited book has arrived. Called “Into the Fire” the book remembers the lives of 57 soldiers who were killed in action during the First World War and are memorialised on graves in the Balmoral Cemetery.





“Into the Fire” was launched in a moving ceremony by local MLA Hon Di Farmer on 22 April 2018 just prior to Anzac Day.


The book is the culmination of six years of hard work for the Friends of Balmoral Cemetery and is part of a range of activities undertaken by the Group to remember the 100th anniversary of the First World War. These have included pre-Anzac Day ceremonies, remembrance walks, an Honour Board and memorial markers.


A Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grant from the Queensland Government has assisted with these projects.


For a copy of “Into the Fire” please email secretary@balmoralcemetery.com

Suggested donation for the book is $10 plus $4.50 postage.


The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery have a second book in production. To be called “After the Fire” it is about men who served in the First World War and returned to Australia and were laid to rest in the Balmoral Cemetery. The launch of this book is planned for Armistice Day, 11 November 2018.

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The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc (or FOBC) was established on 28 July 2001, to preserve and enhance Brisbane’s historic Balmoral Cemetery.

Acknowledgments

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc. are grateful for the assistance of many individuals and organisations for their ongoing support and for some of the information contained in this website:

 

  • Brisbane City Council, City Cemeteries

  • State Library of Queensland

  • Descendants of those who were laid to rest at Balmoral Cemetery

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