Murgon War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Murgon War Memorial (Digger)

Lamb Street
Murgon QLD 4605

Life-sized digger is standing with head down and left arm resting on a tree stump similar to Lowther memorials at Blackbutt, Forest Hill and Tiaro. He is supported by a solid block above carved pillars on a stepped base. The whole memorial is on a solid concrete base with a concrete and pipe fence shielding it from traffic at the main town intersection.

Inscription

The centre marble plaque scroll reads: For their country they died 1914-1919, and 36 names are listed. A similar plaque reads: For their country they died 1939–1945 and lists 22 names. A further commemoration plaque reads: This stone was laid by Lieut Col M Wilder Neligan, CMG, DSO, DSM, in memory of our glorious dead who fell in the Great War 1914-1919. 25th April 1920.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
Memorial type
Statue
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day

Additional information

This memorial has outstanding significance as an example of the work of P J Lowther and Sons, masons, Brisbane; as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in war.

Foundation Stone laid at Murgon on 25 April 1920 by Colonel Welder - Nellegen. Unveiled by General Spencer-Brown on 13 November 1921.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Mary Green (South Burnett)/Leone Wilson, Wide Bay and Burnett District RSL
Date recorded
23 March 2009

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