Gin Gin War Memorial

Location of Gin Gin War Memorial

Mulgrave & Walker Streets
116km north of Maryborough (Bruce Hwy)
Gin Gin QLD 4671

A life-sized digger with head bowed and arms reversed, wearing an ammunition bandolier over his shoulder, is atop a typical Petrie base. The memorial is painted grey and white, and is set in immaculate rose gardens, with a chain border around the memorial, small pipe border around the roses, and a low concrete border around the whole area. It is set in the centre of a divided highway where the Bruce Highway connects with the by-pass road into Bundaberg.

Inscription

In memory of those who so nobly gave their lives for our freedom in the Great War of 1914-1919.
They rose responsive to their country's call,
They gave their best, their lives, their all.

Lower plaque reads:

In memory of the fallen in the war of 1939–1945, Lest we Forget.

Top name on the first plaque is a nursing sister, Sister E Wilson, followed by 48 names for World War I and 14 names around the bottom for World War II.

Kolan Shire Roll of Honour is inset in the base of the memorial.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Statue
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
25 February 2009

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