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Herberton War Memorial honours the 199 local men who enlisted during the First World War, including the 21 who were killed in action and the 7 (including 1 aboriginal designated as such) who died on service.

The digger statue stands on a pedestal which has a relief carved, green painted laurel wreath on the front face and relief carved crossed flags at the rear. The soldier statue stands erect, with his rifle at his side. The left foot is placed slightly in front of the right. His uniform is painted khaki green, as is his hat.

The memorial was erected by Mr Tom Mann with the help of the Committee while the 'digger' statue was the work of Petrie and Sons. The memorial was unveiled by the Queensland Premier, Mr E.G.Theodore on the 3rd May 1922 who stated at the ceremony that more Australians had fallen in the war than Americans, Canadians and even Belgians.
Cairns Post (Qld), 4th May 1922.

Location

Address:Perkins Street, Herberton, 4887
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.385223
Long: 145.386864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 3rd May, 1922
Front Inscription

                IN
    HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR ALL
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM

       1914 - 1919 
           KILLED
            (Names)
              DIED
             (Names)

Left Side Inscription

ENLISTMENTS

(NAMES)

Back Inscription

ERECTED
BY THE RESIDENTS
IN APPRECIATION OF THOSE
WHO ENLISTED FROM THIS DISTRICT
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 -1919

(NAMES)

Right Side Inscription

ENLISTMENTS
  (NAMES)

 

Source: MIV,QWMR,MA
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