Southport War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Southport War Memorial (Digger)

Anzac ParkGold Coast Highway
Southport QLD 4215

The life-sized digger with head bowed and arms reversed stands on an unusual Petrie base. The square stone monument is on a stepped base.


The centre marble plaque reads: Erected by the residents in appreciation of those who enlisted from the Town of Southport in the GREAT WAR 1914-1919. Killed - 17 names in alphabetical order. Two other marble plaques are headed Enlistments, and total 70 names, including 3 Nursing Sisters.

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Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Additional information

It is noted that the 17 names under Killed on the memorial and the 17 names on the Roll of Honour on the Anzac Memorial Gate are meant to honour the same men, but there are variations in the initials and in the surname spellings.

Mason for digger and gates was A L Petrie and Son.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
17 March 2009

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