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17-May-2015
17-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Fred Brunings

Bundaberg War Memorial pedestal bears the cut and gilded names of one local soldier who served and fell in the South Africa (or Boer) War and the 277 who fell in World War One.

Commemorative plates for later conflicts have been added to the pedestal to commemorate those who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo & South Vietnam. The Bundaberg War Memorial was incomplete when it was first unveiled on ANZAC Day 1921, as the statue had not arrived from Italy.

In the presence of some 5000 people on the 30th July 1921, the magnificent marble statue erected by the citizens of Bundaberg and District to fallen soldiers was unveiled by Major- General Brand. The monument which is erected in the heart of the city is 16ft high surmounted by the figure of a typical digger, 7ft.6inches high carved out of a block of solid marble and made in Italy. It is claimed to be the finest statue of its kind in Australia and cost £1900. The tablets bear the names of the men who paid the supreme sacrifice.
Queensland Times (Ipswich), 1st August 1921.

Location

Address:Bourbong & Barolin Streets, Bundaberg, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.866083
Long: 152.348864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:F. H. Faircloth (Bundaberg)
Monument Manufacturer:B. Anselm & Olding (Sydney)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1921
Front Inscription

Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914  1918

[ Names ]

The foundation stone of this memorial statue was laid by General Sir W. R. Birdwood Bart  G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.C.S.I., C.I.E., D.S.O., A.D.C. General to His Majesty the King on the 15th May 1920

Their name liveth for evermore

Left Side Inscription

Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914  1918

[ Names ]

In memory of all who paid the supreme sacrifice

Korea.  Malaya.  Borneo  South Vietnam

Back Inscription

Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914  1918

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914  1918

[ Names ]

Bundaberg District Tribute
1939  1945

In memory of those from the Bundaberg District who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War 1939 - 1945

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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