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Location Sulphide & Argent Streets, Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A sculptured bronze war memorial entitled "The Bomber" by artist Charles Web Gilbert. There is half-metre tall version of this statue in the Hall of Valour in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

There is another statue of a soldier in a different pose, of similar proportions and also executed by Charles Webb-Gilbert, in Rose Park, Adelaide.

Charles Webb-Gilbert also executed the first of the famous dioramas in the Australian War Memorial, and the original 2nd Division Memorial at Mont St Quentin in France., which was destroyed by Nazi occupiers in WW2.

"The Bomber' stands on a cairn of rough cut Harcourt granite and this rests on a platform of three surrounding steps. It depicts a hatless soldier in the act of throwing a 'Mills Bomb' hand grenade, his rifle slung over his shoulder while doing so.

There are 4 bronze tablets with the names of 365 fallen from the district. The monument reaches a height of 6.4 metres.

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Built Charles Web Gilbert
Opened 11 October 1925 by Sír John Monash
Inscription

To the memory of the men of Broken Hill and District who gave their lives in the Great War

1914 - 1918

Their name liveth for evermore

They were a wall unto us both by night and day

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Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription
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Right Side Inscription
Web Gilbert 1924 Sculptor

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Condition

Good

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Names

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RIGGS, Frank Leslie

Service number 3455
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1892

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SMITH, Cyril Charles

Service number 538
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Oct 1892

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SHADDOCK, Harold James

Service number 3472
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Aug 1891

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EDDY, Arthur Leslie

Service number 1904
Driver
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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HENRY, Charles

Service number 4490
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jan 1885

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WOODS, Thomas

Service number 1446
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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KIESEWETTER, Oscar Leonard

Service number 4563
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Apr 1892

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HENDERSON, George

Service number 1319
Lance Corporal
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jul 1878

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