Nundah Memorial Park Krupps War Trophy
Nundah Memorial Park, Buckland Road and Bage Street
Nundah QLD 4012
World War I German 105mm Krupp Field Gun, manufactured in Germany in 1906 and captured by the 41st Australian Infantry Battalion, A.I.F., during the last great Australian Offensive of the war in 1918.
The gun was restored in 2002 and the site, within the Nundah Memorial Park, was upgraded to support the new refurbished piece. The wheels were replaced and original camoflague paintwork restored to prevent graffiti. A plaque explaining the existence of the gun rests on the low memorial wall behind.
Refer to image of plaque,
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Gun / war trophy
- Commemorative services held
- ANZAC Day 25 April
- Additional information
The Field Gun was shipped to Australia in 1918, on board the SS Bulla, as a war trophy and placed in the trust of the then Toombul Shire Council and the then Northgate Sub Branch and District Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' League of Australia Queensland Branch.
Following its restoration by members of the Nundah Northgate RSL Sub Branch, the field gun was unveiled by His Excellency Major General Peter Arnison AC, Governor of QLD, on 14 April 2002.
- Recorded by
- Max Shadlow, Immediate Past President (Retd), Nundah Northgate RSL Sub Branch/Shirley and Trevor McIvor
- Date recorded
- 7 July 2009