Kandanga War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Kandanga War Memorial (Digger)

Kandanga, 25km west of the Bruce Highway and 40km south of Gympie
Kandanga QLD 4570

The life-size soldier stands on a typical Petrie base, looking down, with arms reversed. The slouch hat, with hair and chin strap visible, is different from all other Petrie memorials. An ammunition pouch is carved across his chest.
Dedicated in 1920.

Inscription

Kandanga Roll of Honour is carved into the stepped base.

Plaque reads: Erected by the residents of this district in appreciation of those who sacrificed their lives in the Great War 1914-1919. Their name liveth for evermore. One plaque lists the names of 9 Privates, and one L/Cpl who was awarded the Military Medal. A second plaque lists the names of 2 Corporals, 1 Lance Corporal and 7 Privates. The second plaque has 1939–1945 1 S.Sgt, 1 Cpl and 2 Privates listed at the bottom.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Commemorative services held
To be confirmed
Additional information

An early digger memorial by A L Petrie and Son, Brisbane; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in war.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
6 March 2009

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