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Broken Hill Great War Memorial

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

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 Service No. Service Campaign Read more
W Alexander World War 1 view
A Allen World War 1 view
E P Allison World War 1 view
A Alston World War 1 view
J Amolin World War 1 view
H G Andrews World War 1 view
W H Anspach World War 1 view
A T Atwill World War 1 view
V H Aulton World War 1 view
J H Ayliffe World War 1 view

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Address
Broken Hill War Memorial Reserve
234 Argent Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880
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
Dedication date
11 October 1925
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18