Broken Hill Great War Memorial

Broken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City CouncilBroken Hill War Memorial Reserve World War 1 Cenotaph (The Bomber) -  Broken Hill City Council
Description

A bronze statue of an Australian First World War soldier in battle-worn uniform, preparing to throw a Mills bomb. This centrepiece is referred to as 'The Bomber'. He stands on a monument consisting several of rough-cut Harcourt granite blocks and this rests on a platform of three steps. There are four bronze tablets attached to the memorial, listing the names of 365 fallen from the district. The monument is 6.4 metres in height.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • The Australian War Memorial lists a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) as being awarded to G A C Gardiner.
  • The entry for C C W Olsen is spelled on this memorial as C C W Olson.
  • The entry for C J Osborn is spelled on this memorial as C J Osbourne.
  • The entry for V A Scaddan is spelled on this memorial as V A Scadden.
  • The entry for F Schumacher is spelled on this memorial as F Schumaker.
  • The entry for R A F Featherstonehaugh-Wooster is spelled on this memorial as R A F Wooster.
Inscription

To The Memory Of The Men Of Broken Hill And District Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War 1914 - 1919

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

They Were A Wall Unto Us Both By Night And Day

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
W Alexander World War 1 DOD view
A Allen World War 1 DOW view
E P Allison World War 1 KIA view
A Alston World War 1 KIA view
J Amolin World War 1 KIA view
H G Andrews World War 1 KIA view
W H Anspach World War 1 KIA view
A T Atwill World War 1 KIA view
V H Aulton World War 1 KIA view
J H Ayliffe World War 1 DOW view

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Address
Broken Hill War Memorial Reserve
234 Argent Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Broken Hill, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Monument
Recorded by
Mr Patrick Gillespie & Mr Rhys Haskard, Broken Hill City Council
Year of construction
1925
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
11 October 1925
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18