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German Krupp 150mm Howitzer Field Gun, Cooma

German Krupp 150mm Howitzer Field Gun, Cooma
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council - refurbished by the Lions Club Cooma
Fay Govett - Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Fay Govett - Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Fay Govett - Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
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Description / Background

A German First World War Krupp 150mm Howitzer field gun, accompanied by a dedication plaque on a plinth. It is located next to the pathway leading from the Mongahan Hayes Place memorial.


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Lions Club of Cooma

This Field Gun is a German Krupps 150 mm howitzer made in 1915 and captured from the Turkish army by the Australian Light Horse in Palestine later in WW1.

It was given to the Lions Club of Cooma by the Australian War Memorial in 1962 and erected in Lions Park in Campbell Street.

In 2000/2001 the Club refurbished and repainted the gun in its original colours, erected this podium and installed the gun on this site.

The Lions Club has also carried out the following construction work on this Vale Street beautification project:

  • The Commemorative Wall in 1999.
  • The Pathway linking the Commemorative Wall to this gun site and the Cenotaph precinct.
  • The stone wall and ornamental fence from the RSL steps to the northern end of the gun podium.

The Lions Club of Cooma contributed $30,000 and many man hours of voluntary work to this project and acknowledges voluntary contributions from the local community.

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Vale Street
Cooma NSW 2630
Local Government Area
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Memorial type
War trophy
Recorded by
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Year of construction
First World War, 1914–18