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Ebbw Vale War Memorial Digger

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Ebbw Vale War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One. 

Ebbw Vale War Memorial comprises a square granite base supporting a pedestal of white Helidon sandstone and a life-sized statue of a Digger in marching kit above crossed British and Australian flags. Pilasters of brown sandstone with Corinthian capitals separate recessed marble plaques on each face of the pedestal which bear the names of twenty-two volunteers from the district. It honours those from the area who served in World War One and includes the names of several soccer team members including William Jeffrey, Peter Jeffrey, and H Mills. The memorial was restored in 2003.

"Erected by the residents of Ebbw Vale, to show their appreciation of our gallant soldiers on their return, and to honour those who fell." Those simple, but very expressive words have been inscribed on a very fine honour  stone which was unveiled at Ebbw Vale on Saturday afternoon last, by His Excellency, Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams in the presence of a large and representative gathering of residents of the district visitors. 

The honour stone, which was erected on a piece of land abutting on to the Ebbw Vale railway station, is a really handsome piece of work. Standing on a massive pedestal some 10ft in height is a life-size figure of an Anzac in full marching kit. It is of a typical Australian soldier, and reflects the utmost credit on the designer. The honour stone was manufactured at the monumental works, of Mr. A. L. Petrie, M.L.A., at Toowong, and something about its and the district's proud record were told by Major Clatworthy in his opening remarks. 
Queensland Times (Ipswich), 13 May 1918.

Location

Address:Jordan Street & Brisbane Road, Ebbw Vale, 4304
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.604196
Long: 152.821826
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th May, 1918
Front Inscription

     ERECTED
        By
The Residents Of
   EBBW VALE
To Show Their
Appreciation To Our
Gallant Soldiers
On Their Return
And To Honour
Those Who Fell.

(Pedestal Base)
This Memorial Was Unveiled By His Excellency
SIR HAMILTON GOOLD - ADAMS G.C.M.G.. C. B.
            11th May 1918.

Inscription in Proximity

This plaque Commemorates the Restoration of the
     Ebbw Vale War Memorial
       18th October 2003
                   by 
Cr Owen John Nugent OAM
        Mayor of Ipswich City Council
       In conjunction with
The Ebbw Vale Memorial Committee 
The Bundamba ANZAC Observance Committee
Cr Trevor Nardi - Member for Division 4

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR,MA
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