Manilla Captured Field Gun and Machine Gun

Description

A machine gun and a field gun positioned under a rotunda, within Manilla's Rotary Park.

The field gun, which was manufactured in Russia and supplied to the Sultan of Turkey by the Tzar was captured by the Australian Light Horse during the desert campaign in Palestine, and men from the local area were involved in these campaigns.

Inscription

These guns were captured by the 33rd Battalion on the Western Front in the Great War 1914-1918

Address
Cnr Manilla and Court Streets,
Rotary Park,
Manilla NSW 2346
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • War trophy
Recorded by
Des Stark, Manilla RSL Sub Branch
Established date
1993
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1993-04-24
Dedication date
24 April 1993
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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