Crows Nest War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Crows Nest War Memorial (Digger)

Centenary Park, William Street - 45km north of Toowoomba
Crows Nest QLD 4355

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

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