Streets of Remembrance

We are proud to remember and honour World War I service personnel through our Streets of Remembrance project. Our research identified 23 local streets which were named after, or have an important link, with people who served in World War I.

Paying tribute to their service, these streets had their signs rebadged for ANZAC Day 2022.

Streets rebadged with the Australian Defence Force ‘Rising Sun’ emblem honour World War I service personnel. Streets rebadged with an image of a poppy (a symbol of remembrance) honour local pioneer families whose family members served in World War I.

Information is available below on the service personnel associated with each street shown on the map.

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Ashmore

Cran Street

Colin Lilley Cran

Cran Street was named in honour of Technical Sergeant Colin Lilley Cran (Service number: 3149). Colin enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 8th Reinforcements 49th Battalion. Born in Yengarie, Queensland, he worked as a sugar chemist at the time he enlisted. His mother, Ethel Cran, lived in Southport at the time. Colin returned to Australia 23 June 1919.

Biggera Waters

Burrows Street

Percival George Burrows

Burrows Street was named in honour of Private Percival George Burrows (Service number: 2390A). Percival enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 19 and joined the 5th Reinforcements 47th Battalion. Born in Southport, he worked as a labourer at the time he enlisted. Percival was killed in action on 8 June 1917.

Lergessner Street

Walter Henry Lergessner

Lergessner Street was named in honour of Gunner Walter Henry Lergessner (Service number: 3355). Walter enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 19 and joined the 11th Reinforcements 15th Battalion. Born in Brisbane, he worked as a draper at the time he enlisted. Walter was killed in action on 20 September 1917.

Parr Street

George Henry Parr

Parr Street was named in honour of Corporal George Henry Parr (Service number: 2698). George Parr enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 25 and joined the 6th Reinforcements 47th Battalion. Born in Nerang, he worked as a schoolteacher at the time he enlisted. George was killed in action on 29 September 1918.

Taylor Street

Bertie James Taylor

Taylor Street was named in honour of Private Bertie James Taylor (Service number: 5490). Bertie enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 18 and joined the 17th Reinforcements 12th Battalion. Born in Dalby, Bertie listed his widowed mother, Clara James of Southport, as his next of kin. He worked as a labourer at the time he enlisted. Bertie was killed in action on 8 October 1917.

Thompson Street

John Thompson

Thompson Street was named in honour of Private John Thompson (Service number: 3102). John enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 24 and joined the 10th Reinforcements 15th Battalion. Born in Rockhampton, John listed his mother, Sarah Thompson of Southport, as his next of kin. He worked as a hall porter at the time he enlisted. John was killed in action on 5 April 1918.

Coomera

Beattie Road

George Beattie

Private George Beattie (Service number: 2388) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 27 and joined the 5th Reinforcements 47th Battalion. Born in Coomera, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. George was killed in action on 28 March 1918.

Edwin Beattie

Private Edwin Beattie (Service number: 2389) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 22 and joined the 5th Reinforcements 47th Battalion. Born in Coomera, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. Edwin died of pneumonia during World War I on 1 January 1917.

Research indicates that Beattie Road, Coomera is named after the Beattie Family of Lower Coomera and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Guanaba

Birds Road

William Bertram (Bert) Bird

Private William Bertram (Bert) Bird (Service number: 4689) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 30 and joined the 12th Reinforcements 26th Battalion. Born in Coomera, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. William returned to Australia on 21 March 1919.

Research indicates that Birds Road, Guanaba is named after the Bird Family of Upper Coomera and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Labrador

Brown Street

Ernest Edmund Brown

Brown Street was named in honour of Sapper Ernest Edmund Brown (Service number: 6916). Ernest enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 27 and joined the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company. Born in Southport, he worked as a wool classer at the time he enlisted. Ernest was killed in action on 10 February 1918.

Frank Street

Francis (Frank) Frederick Beitz

Frank Street is named in honour of Private Francis (Frank) Frederick Beitz (Service number: 595) who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 18. His parents were born in Queensland and later moved to Southport. Frank was killed in action on 20 September 1917.

Freeman Street

Norman David Freeman

Freeman Street was named in honour of Lieutenant Norman David Freeman. Norman enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 20 and joined the 36th Battery 9th Brigade. He was born in Southport, to parents Ernest Albert and Kedron Freeman. Norman was killed in action on 31 July 1917.

Turpin Road

Sydney Henry Turpin

Turpin Road was named in honour of Private Sydney Henry Turpin (Service number: 5417). Sydney enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 24 and joined the 14th Reinforcements 26th Battalion. Born in Benowa, he was married with one child and worked as a labourer at the time he enlisted. Sydney was killed in action on 2 April 1918.

Maudsland

Bignells Road

Robert Stanley Bignell

Private Robert Stanley Bignell (Service number: 3520) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 18 and joined the 8th Reinforcements 31st Battalion. Born in Coomera, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. Robert returned to Australia on 22 May 1919.

Sydney Kingston Bignell

Private Sydney Kingston Bignell (Service number: 3526) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 8th Reinforcements 31st Battalion. Born in Coomera, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. Sydney was killed in action on 10 April 1918.

Research indicates that Bignells Road, Maudsland is named after the Bignell Family of Maudsland and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Ormeau

Peachey Road

John William Peachey

Private John William Peachey (Service number: 263) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 21 and joined the 47th Battalion. Born in Brisbane, John worked as a labourer at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living in Ormeau at the time. John was killed in action on 12 October 1917.

(Charlie) Benjamin Charles Peachey

Private Benjamin Charles Peachey (Service number: 265) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 47th Battalion. Born in Brisbane, Benjamin worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living in Beenleigh at the time. Benjamin returned to Australia on 5 March 1919.

Frederick Isaac Peachey

Private Frederick Isaac Peachey (Service number: 266) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 47th Battalion. Born in Brisbane, Frederick worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living in Ormeau at the time. Frederick returned to Australia on 5 March 1919. He later enlisted for service in World War II.

Research indicates Peachey Road, Ormeau was named after the Peachey Family of Ormeau and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Stewarts Road

George Stewart

Private George Stewart (Service number: 6392) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 25th Battalion. Born in Nerang, George worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living at Ormeau at the time. George was killed in action on 17 July 1918.

William Stewart

Private William Stewart (Service numbers: 2442, 2442A) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 28 and joined the 9th Battalion. Born in Goodna, William did not list an occupation when he enlisted. His family are noted as living at Ormeau at the time. William was killed in action on 1 November 1917.

Robert Stewart

Private Robert Stewart (Service number: 1611) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 29 and served in the 15th Field Ambulance. Born in Brisbane, Robert worked as a Methodist missionary at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living in Ormeau at the time. Robert was wounded in action and died of his injuries on 9 October 1917.

Research indicates Stewarts Road, Ormeau was named after the Stewart Family of Ormeau and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Oxenford

Barrs Avenue

James William Bozier Barr

Private James William Bozier Barr (Service number: 3115) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 25 and joined the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion. Born in Coomera, James worked as a motorman at the time he enlisted. James died of pneumonia in Belgium while waiting to return home on 12 February 1919.

Research indicates that Barrs Road, Oxenford is named after the Barrs Family of Upper Coomera and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Robina

Laver Drive

Alexander James Laver

Trooper Alexander James Laver (Service number: 3005) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 23 and joined the 5th Light Horse Regiment. Born in Mudgeeraba, he worked as a farmer at the time he enlisted. Alexander returned to Australia on 27 June 1919.

Arthur Henry Laver

Private Arthur Henry Laver (Service number: 58193) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 18 and joined the 6th Reinforcements 9th Battalion. Born in Mudgeeraba, he worked as a dairyman at the time he enlisted. Arthur returned to Australia on 7 April 1919.

Research indicates Laver Drive, Robina was named after the Laver Family of Merrimac and Mudgeeraba and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Priddeys Road

Alfred George Priddey

Private Alfred George Priddey (Service numbers: 6593A, 7180) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 18 and joined the 57th Battalion. Born in Blackall, Alfred worked as a dairyman at the time he enlisted. His family are noted as living in Mudgeeraba at the time. Alfred returned to Australia on 6 October 1919.

Research indicates Priddeys Road, Robina was named after the Priddey Family of Merrimac and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

Southport

Graham Street

George Graham

Graham Street was named in honour of Private George Graham (Service number: 6077). A local Aboriginal man, George was born in Southport to Andrew and Jane (Jenny) Graham. George enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 28 and joined the 17th Reinforcements 26th Battalion. George worked as a labourer at the time he enlisted. He was married to Emily and they had one child, however, the records indicated that George lived with his mother. George was wounded in action on 7 July 1918 and died from his injuries on 9 July 1918.

Percy Street

Percy Norman Lather

Percy Street was named in honour of Gunner Percy Norman Lather (Service number: 26297). Son of Lieutenant Colonel William Lather, Percy enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 26 and joined the 4th Field Artillery Brigade. Born in Southport, he worked as a clerk at the time he enlisted. Percy was killed in action on 29 September 1918.

Pohlman Street

Ernest Henry Pohlman

Pohlman Street was named in honour of Private Ernest Henry Pohlman (Service number: 5896). Ernest enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 25 and joined the 16th Reinforcements 25th Battalion. Born in Southport, he worked as a clerk at the time he enlisted. Ernest was killed in action on 4 October 1917.

Surch Court

James (Jack) Richard Surch

Surch Court was named in honour of Private James (Jack) Richard Surch (Service number: 6167). Jack Surch enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 28, was married to Ada Edwards and lived in Southport. At the time he enlisted, Ada and Jack had one child. Jack was killed in action on 11 August 1918.

Wongawallan

Lanes Road

Solomon James Lane

Private Solomon James Lane (Service number: 2348) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the age of 21 and joined the 4th Reinforcements 41st Battalion. Born in Brisbane, he worked as a musterer at the time he enlisted. Solomon died of capillary bronchitis during World War I on 11 February 1917.

Research indicates Lanes Road was named after the Lane Family of Wongawallan and their early contribution to the social and economic development of their community.

 

NOTE: Streets of Remembrance is a pilot project approved by Council in 2021. We have tried to notify known family members associated with this project; however, we haven’t been able to contact everyone. If you have additional information or would like to find out more, contact the Heritage Unit on heritageregister@goldcoast.qld.gov.au