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Granville (Qld) War Memorial (Digger)

Description
A life-sized digger standing at ease on top of a marble stepped base. Four pillars support the digger. To the left of the memorial is a plinth carrying an Honour Roll erected by the residents of the Granville district in honour of their brave boys who enlisted during the Great War 1914-1919, with 53 names. The plinth and memorial are enclosed by a small white concrete border, similar to the garden edges, and the area is covered with gravel. The whole memorial precinct sits within the grounds of the State School and is maintained by the staff and students.
Location
Granville State School, Cambridge Street, Granville Qld 4650

Location of Granville (Qld) War Memorial (Digger)

Inscription

Centre plaque reads:

Erected by the residents of the Granville district in memory of (11 names of Privates) who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.

Lower plaque reads: Honour to those in battle slain
Who died that we might freedom gain;

To their brave memory homage give,
On history's page their deeds shall live.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Memorial type
Statue
Commemorative services held

The memorial forms the basis for extensive school and community based commemorative events.

Additional information

Extensive restoration and beautification of the memorial site has been completed in recent years. The School plays an active role in the maintaining the integrity of this important site.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Ross Sharpe, Granville State School
Date recorded
4 March 2009

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