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Dalby War Memorial commemorates the fallen of World War One ,World War Two and Korea.
The memorial is bronze "digger" war memorial. This "digger" statue is rare as one of only two in Queensland which are cast in bronze and one of only two known works by London sculptors John Whitehead and Sons in Queensland. The "digger" is based on a Sergeant-Major of the Grenadier Guards and to ensure accuracy of dress, the modelling was supervised by an officer from Australian Headquarters and Australia House lent certain accoutrements for copying.
The memorial was originally erected as a World War One memorial to the fallen. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor, Sir Matthew Nathan on the 26th July 1922. The memorial was free of debt having cost over £1515 to erect. Relatives of the fallen placed wreaths at the foot of the statue.
The Brisbane Courier, 27th July 1922.
|Address:||Patrick Street , ANZAC Park, Dalby , 4405|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.183674|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||John Whitehead & Sons (Westminster UK)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||A. B. Dutton (London UK), J. Shill (Dalby, QLD), Ernest Gunderson (Brisbane, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 26th July, 1922|