Bullecourt Digger

Historical Information

The Australian Memorial Park Bullecourt was inaugurated on 25 April in 1992. The statue of the ‘Digger’ was unveiled during the ANZAC Day ceremonies at the Memorial Park the following year in 1993.

The bronze figure of the Australian Digger was designed and sculpted by Peter Corlett in Melbourne, Australia.  A plaque on the stone base of the memorial, on which the Digger is standing, is inscribed in English and French:

“Sacred to the memory of the 10,000 members of the Australian Imperial Force who were killed or wounded in the two battles of Bullecourt, April-May 1917, and to the Australian dead and their comrades-in-arms who lie here forever in the soil of France. 'Lest we Forget'.


This monument was dedicated on ANZAC Day 25 April 1992 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the two Battles of Bullecourt April - May 1917.”