Crows Nest War Memorial (Digger)
Monument features a full-sized soldier looking ahead, with arms reversed. A flagpole is behind the memorial, which is set in a park in the centre of town.
Inscription on all sides under feet of digger reads: Pro Deo Pro Rege Pro Patria (for God, for King, for Country). Main inscription at base of memorial reads: Erected by the people of Crows Nest in honour of those who served in the Great War 1914–1918. A plaque headed In Memoriam lists 30 names for 1914–1918 war, and 25 names for 1939–1945 war, including those of French, J, V.C., and French G (his brother Gordon who was killed in the RAAF over Germany). A further 152 names of soldiers who returned form World War I are listed on plaques around the memorial, including Rev A A Mills.
(Refer to additional images for names)
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Memorial type
- Additional information
This memorial has outstanding significance: as an early example of the work of R C Ziegler and Son, Toowoomba; as it lists, among others, the names of John French, VC, and his brother Gordon; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifices in wars.
The memorial is painted (white) regularly, the colour on the steps changing from brown to green in 1993.
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor
- Date recorded
- 1 April 2009