Miriam Vale War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Miriam Vale War Memorial (Digger)

Bloomfield Street
Miriam Vale QLD 4677

The memorial comprises a life-sized statue of an Australian Infantry soldier standing with head bowed and arms reversed on an ornate sandstone pedestal. The pedestal is capped by a gabled cornice with a moulded wreath in the front gable. On all faces of the pedestal are marble plates.
The east side plate bears a matching inscription for WW2 and also the names of the 8 local men who fell in that conflict. The monument rests on a rock-faced granite base and is surrounded by its original concrete kern and iron stake fence, with a gate at the south east corner. The memorial reserve is in turn enclosed by a timber fence.

Inscription

The front plate bearing a leaded inscription and the names of the 13 "brave boys of this district who gave their all in the cause of freedom 1914-1919". This unusually altruistic inscription ends with the words common to British war cemeteries throughout the world: "Their name liveth for evermore".

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Statue
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor; Harry Gallaher, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
Date recorded
26 March 2009

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