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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
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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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KIESEWETTER, Oscar Leonard

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

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HAMBLETON, James William

Service number 4089
Sapper
Born 1872

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GILPIN, Anthony Simpson

Service number 461
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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JAQUES, William Ray

Service number 3166
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jul 1891

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BYRNE, Albert John

Service number LIEUT...
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Sep 1890

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LANYON, Joseph James

Service number 84
Private
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MCLEOD, Keith Murdoch

Service number 3201
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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AYLIFFE, William Hawden

Service number 6537
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jun 1892

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