Toowoomba honours students’ wartime service

Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Palaszczuk Government is helping a Toowoomba school preserve the memory of the brave servicemen who were once students.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the RSL Toowoomba United Sub-Branch, as an auspice for the Toowoomba Grammar School Army Cadet Unit, had received over $7,000 in funding through the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program.

“The Queensland Government is helping communities reflect on 100 years since the First World War, as well as recognising other significant military anniversaries,” she said.

“This funding will support the development of a commemorative website that will create a directory of Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boys who served in the Boer War, First World War, Second World War and in Vietnam.

“With so many young men serving our country and making the ultimate sacrifice, this directory will be used to preserve the memory of these students for many years to come.”

Ms Palaszczuk said the website was one of 16 projects across the state, awarded through round three of the Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service grants program.

“This small grants program offers funding of up to $20 000 to local not-for-profit organisations, RSLs and local councils,” she said.

“All of the successful projects focus on engaging communities and educating Queenslanders about our state’s role in the First World War and other significant military events.

“With round four of the Spirit of Service grants program now open, I encourage local groups to apply.”

Round six of the Lasting Legacies grants program, offering grants between $20 001 and $80 000 to commemorate the Anzac legacy, is also open and will close 28 January 2018.

For more information, to apply for a grant, or for details on the successful grant projects visit


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