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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 Web-Gilbert, in Rose Park, Adelaide and in Shepparton, Victoria.

He 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
[ Names ]

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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O'CONNOR, William Quinlan

Service number 2239A
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1890

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HOLT, Arthur Ernest

Service number 306
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1893

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O'BRIEN, Leslie Victor

Service number 4489
Lance Corporal
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MOORE, Ernest

Service number 1342
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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STEUVE, Henry

Service number 300
Sergeant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SMEDMAN, Charles Edward

Service number 1776
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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CONNOCK, Edward

Service number 486
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jul 1884

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MCPHERSON, Edward

Service number 3177
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1890

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