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Memorial to Victoria Cross Winner Harry Dalziel who was awarded the cross for courage under fire at the Battle of Hamel on the 4th July 1918 during World War One.
In this action his skull was smashed by a sniper`s bullet and his doctors did not expect him to last an hour. After treatment in Britain he was shipped home in January 1919, having received 32 wounds in the war. After the war, he returned to Atherton receiving a hero`s welcome, married and took up a soldier settlement block. He left his wife to run the farm while he mined for gold at Bathurst. He became a published songwriter and artist and died on 24 July 1965 and was cremated with military honours.
|Address:||Kennedy Highway & Cook Street, E.P Hole Gardens, Atherton, 4883|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.262534|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
In memory of Private Harry Dalziel born Irvinebank 1893 and later a resident of Atherton. Private Dalziel upheld the ANZAC tradition when on 4 July, 1918 during the Battle of Hamel, France, he awarded the Victoria Cross for heroism.