Duncan Chapman, a Maryborough man, was the first person to step ashore at the battle of Gallipoli.
Now, 103 years later, the cliffs of the historic battlefield are being recreated in steel by Downer’s Maryborough Rail team.
The Downer team is supplying major steel fabrication work for 72 weathered steel columns, nine metres in length, which will represent the cliffs of Gallipoli, the site of the famous World War 1 battle that has come to define Australian military history.
These steel columns will form one part of the “Gallipoli to Armistice” memorial which is being managed by the Queen’s Park Military Trail Project Committee.
This $3.2 million project is funded by the Australian government and will become an iconic attraction of the historic Queensland town.
The memorial is expected to open in July 2018.