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Monument à la 2e Division australienne

Monument for the Australian Second Division

Monument aux morts australien du mont Saint-Quentin
Mont Saint-Quentin Australian war memorial
Charles Web Gilbert & Stanley Hammond
1925/1971

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Description

Bronze statue of an Australian soldier by Hammond. This statue replaces since 1971 the original 1925 statue of an Australian soldier thrusting his bayonet through a German eagle. This statue, made by Gilbert, was destroyed by members of the German military in 1940.

On the base are two bronze reliefs, which are the originals from 1925

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Soldiers with a gun.

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Attacking soldiers

Inscription(s)

to the officers noncommissioned
officers and men of
the second australian division
who fought in france and belgium
in the great war. 1916, 1917, 1918.

pozièlres, moquet farm, flers, malt trench
lagnicourt, bullecourt, menin road
broodseinde, passchendaele
ville-sur-ancre, morlancourt, hamel
villers-bretonneux, herleville
herbécourt, biache, mont st. quentin
beaurevoir line, montbrehain

Signature

(statue) stanley hammond sculptor melbourne australia

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Sculptors

Sources & Information

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Location (N 49°56'50" - E 2°55'56")

Item Code: frpi121; Photograph: 17 October 2017
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