Ebbw Vale War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Ebbw Vale War Memorial (Digger)

11A Brisbane Road
Ebbw Vale QLD 4304

A life-sized digger facing ahead with rifle in right hand stands atop a typical Petrie base. This memorial was relocated in 1972 and the digger later vandalised and damaged beyond repair and a new digger carved. When repositioned the dedication plaque was placed on the back of the memorial.

Inscription

Dedication plaque reads:

Erected by residents of Ebbw Vale to show their appreciation to our gallant soldiers on their return and to honour those who fell. This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams, GCMC, CB, 11 May 1918.
Plaques list 22 names, of which 3 have K beside them indicating 3 killed.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

The memorial was originally located on the opposite side of Brisbane road close to the railway station entrance. It was manufactured by Mr A.L. Petrie, MLA at Toowong.

The memorial was unveiled on 11 May 1918 by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
20 March 2009

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