Bowen War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Bowen War Memorial (Digger)

Herbert St - 190km north of Mackay (Bruce Hwy)
Bowen QLD 4805

The memorial was relocated from Gordon Street to Herbert Street. The memorial stands on a granite base with a low granite fence, set into paving which connects both traffic lanes. The sandstone digger stands with head bowed and arms reversed atop a clock tower. The clocks were damaged in a cyclone in 1958 and have not been replaced.


The inscription on the front plaque reads: Erected by the citizens of Bowen in honour of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1919. Their name liveth for evermore. We shall remember them.

The plaques list the names of 53 WWI soldiers, 28 WWII and 4 Vietnam campaign.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
11 March 2009

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