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The War Memorial commemorates the 199 local men who enlisted during  World War One, including the 21 who were killed in action and the 7 (including 1 aboriginal designated as such) who died in 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.


Address:Perkins Street, Herberton, 4887
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.385223
Long: 145.386864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)


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

Honour Of Those
Who Sacrificed Their All
In The Cause Of Freedom
    1914 - 1919

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Left Side Inscription


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Back Inscription

By The Residents
In Appreciation Of Those
Who Enlisted From This District
In The Great War
  1914 - 1919

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Right Side Inscription


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