Howard and Burrum District War Memorial

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Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum

The memorial comprises of a life-sized Italian marble statue of a soldier on a sandstone pedestal with stepped base.  The statue stands head erect with one foot forward.   The uniform and accoutrements are those of an Italian-Alpino soldier, complete with Italian badge on the right sleeve and Italian facial features.  The demarcation of rank (Sergeant) is unique among soldier statues in Queensland and the equipage of backpack rare (occurring elsewhere only on Bundaberg's war memorial). The monument is surrounded by a neat iron railing fence.

Recessed marble plates on the pedestal bear the leaded names of the 34 local soldiers who died in WWI. Plates have been added later to the base to record those who fell in later wars:  2 in WWII and one in the Korean War.

Conflicts commemorated: First World War, 1914-1918, Second World War, 1939-1945 & Korean War, 1950-1953.

 

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