Biggenden War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Biggenden War Memorial (Digger)

Relocated from centre of main street to grounds of RSL Memorial Hall, Victoria & Frederick Streets - 84km west of Maryborough (Isis Hwy)
Biggenden QLD 4621

Unusual Digger memorial uniform with cap, 6 ammunition pouches on back, and side haversack. Rolls of Honour list on side, front and rear panels. Three New plaques were added 25 April 1993: 1939–1945 war; Korea, Malaya, Borneo & Vietnam; and in memory of airmen killed near Biggenden after being lost in storms following return from submarine hunts off the Fraser Coast.

Inscription

To be confirmed

Plaque added to memorial 25 April 1993:
A tribute to Pilot: Sgt Hodges, J G; Crew: Sgts Kilpatarick S L and Clark T B killed when Mk 1 Avro Anson W1608 of No 7 (Res) Sqn RAAF Bundaberg crashed near Biggenden when returning from an operational flight over the Pacific on 5.6.1942. Erected by Ray Cook and Walter White

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

Mason: A L Petrie and Son, Toowong.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
26 February 2009

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