|Place||Oceania: Australia, Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton|
|Measurement||framed: 23.2 x 29.7 cm; unframed: 16.4 x 22.7 cm|
|Physical description||oil on wood panel|
|Place made||Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
War memorial in a country town
A war memorial in the centre of town features a soldier on a plinth, gallantly striding out. People stand around the memorial, some in uniform, while others look out from the balconies of nearby buildings. This work, which is referred to in Donald Friend's diaries, was painted by Friend for Major General Kaye in October 1943, who later gifted it to the Australian War Memorial.