A commemorative mural to honour 30 soldiers from the Gold Coast who served in the First World War and died in action, will be painted on bridge walls in the Helensvale area.
The mural is set to stretch 40 metres long across two panels on the Gold Coast Highway/Brisbane Road bridge walls between Discovery Drive and Country Club Drive in Helensvale.
Work commenced on the mural last week, with the project set to be unveiled by the North Gold Coast Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Sub-Branch on Remembrance Day on November 11.
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North Gold Coast RSL Sub-Branch President Ken Golden OAM says the project will deliver a striking mural that, when complete, will include the faces of 24 soldiers and the names of all 30 soldiers being honoured.
“The mural is a big undertaking and will not only honour the legacy of local servicemen but will stand as an important reminder of Queensland’s contributions to the First World War and the state’s enduring Anzac spirit,” Mr Golden said.
Mr Golden said that the Gold Coast community have not hesitated to get behind the project and show strong support for the project.
“Several descendants of the 30 soldiers being honoured still live in the area and have contributed photos and stories which we believe will really help bring this project to life,” Mr Golden said.
“The project showcases our local military history and will be a touching tribute to 30 soldiers who fought and died during the First World War.”