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Bundamba War Memorial (Digger)

Description
A sandstone digger with sloping rifle stands atop an elaborate memorial on a stepped base. The digger was vandalised in 2000 and destroyed. A replacement soldier statue was unveiled on Remembrance Day 2000. A black metal fence surrounds the memorial and two flagpoles are positioned at the sides.
Location
17 Brisbane Road, Bundamba Qld 4304

Location of Bundamba War Memorial (Digger)

Inscription

The plaque reads:

Erected by the residents of Bundamba in honour of the brave men who enlisted in the AIF during the Great War 1914-1919.

Plaques list the 84 World War I names, not in alphabetical order, of which 5 are marked K for killed, 1 AK for accidentally killed, and 1 DW for died of wounds, a total of 7 who did not return. Three names are marked MM for the award of a Military Medal. Under the digger are the words For King and Empire 1914-1919.

Conflicts commemorated
South Africa War, 1899-1902
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Korean War, 1950-1953
Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66
Vietnam War, 1962-1972
Gulf War, 1990-1991
Peace-Keeping, 1947-Present
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

The stone was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams, GCM, GCB, on 29.11.1919.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Doug Tanner/Tanya Jen, Ipswich City Council
Date recorded
20 March 2009

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