Nundah Memorial Park Krupps War Trophy

Location of 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.

Inscription

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

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