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British Medical Association Monument : 13-August-2012
British Medical Association Monument : 13-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The sculpture commemorates the doctors from the then British (Australian) Medical Association who served in World War One.

The sculpture was created by Charles Web Gilbert who was an important sculptor of Australian World War One memorials. He produced several sculptures for the Australian War Memorial, such as Bomb Thrower and Stretcher-bearers.

The medical students war memorial erected in the new anatomy school at the Melbourne University will be unveiled by Sir William Macewen, president of the British Medical Association, at the opening of the Australian Medical Congress and the opening of the school on Monday, November 12. The memorial executed in sculptured bronze by Mr Web Gilbert represents a wounded soldier in the field being attended by an army doctor. It is slightly less than life size, and is mounted on a large marble base
Argus (Melbourne), 3 November 1923.


Address:293 Royal Parade, Australian Medical Association, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.786467
Long: 144.958553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Charles Web Gilbert


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th November, 1923
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au