Manly War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Manly War Memorial (Digger)

Ferguson Street Reserve
Manly QLD 4179

The memorial comprises a life-sized marble statue of an Australian soldier standing with head bowed and arms reversed on a sandstone pedestal. Names of local men who died on active service in two World Wars are recorded on leaded marble plates on the pedestal: 16 names for WWI and 21 names for WWII. The pedestal is capped by a wide cornice and sits on a rock-faced granite base. Surrounding the monument are four corner posts, originally linked by chains and in turn surrounded by oval-shaped paving and kerbing.

Inscription

East Face:

World War I

[Names]

South face:

World War II

[Names]

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

This memorial has outstanding significance for its splendid and intact setting and as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in two World Wars.

The Digger was replaced in 2007 following a long period of absence due to vandalism.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Matt Smith, Qld War Memorial Register
Date recorded
15 April 2009

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