Bundaberg War Memorial Back to Search

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Location Bourbong & Barolin Streets, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial comprises a tall red granite column rising from a massive granite and trachyte pedestal and crowned by a marble ionic capital and life-sized statue of an Australian soldier. The statue stands head bowed, arms reversed and carrying a backpack. The total height is 38 feet. The pedestal bears the cut and gilded names of one local soldier who served in the South Africa (or Boer) War and the 277 who served in WWI. Commemorative plates for later conflicts have been added to the pedestal. The monument is surrounded by concrete kerbing.

Bundaberg War Memorial pedestal bears the cut and gilded names of one local soldier who served and fell in the South Africa (Boer) War and the 277 who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

Commemorative plates for later conflicts have been added to the pedestal to commemorate those who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo & South Vietnam. The Bundaberg War Memorial was incomplete when it was first unveiled on ANZAC Day 1921, as the statue had not arrived from Italy.

**** Names at top of each column may not be included as they were unreadable - and panel M-TA also yet to be added as unreadable from photograph - asking for assistance with clear photographs from Council *****

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Built Monument Designer: F. H. Faircloth (Bundaberg, QLD) Monument Manufacturer: B. Anselm & Olding (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Opened 25 April 1921 by Major-General Brand
Inscription

Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914 1918

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The foundation stone of this memorial statue was laid by General Sir W. R. Birdwood Bart G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.C.S.I., C.I.E., D.S.O., A.D.C. General to His Majesty the King on the 15th May 1920

Their name liveth for evermore

Left Side Inscription
Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914 1918

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In memory of all who paid the supreme sacrifice

Korea. Malaya. Borneo South Vietnam

Back Inscription
Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914 1918

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Right Side Inscription
Bundaberg and District Tribute
1914 1918

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Bundaberg District Tribute
1939 1945

In memory of those from the Bundaberg District who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War 1939 - 1945

Condition

Good

Names

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FORD, George

Service number 2170
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1894

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STEWART, Allen James

Service number 6804
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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CHAPMAN, Duncan

Service number OFFICER
Major
45th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 May 1888

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COFFEY, Cecil Henry

Service number 5058
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Oct 1896

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UNWIN, William John

Service number 6853
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1876

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ROUND, Ebenezer

Service number 2346
Gunner
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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BOWERMAN, Albert Joseph

Service number 425
Private
1st Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 23 Dec 1883

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WATSON, Eric Douglas

Service number 1762
Sergeant
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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