Sculpture; cast bronze figure of a member of the Australian Imperial Force throwing a hand grenade. Created to commemorate servicemen of WWI who were members of the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association. The soldier's left leg is raised and supported by a rock; his left arm points towards his target; and his right arm and hand are extended back to the point from where his throw begins. His helmet, temporarily discarded, lies on the ground. The figure stands atop a square, bronze mount with lettering that records four fields of battle (clockwise from the front): 'PALESTINE/ FRANCE/ GALLIPOLI/ BELGIUM'. The artist's name is cast into the 'rock': 'WEB GILBERT/SCULPTOR. FOUNDER. 1923'.
0 - Whole: H: 870 W: 360 D: 360mm (H: 34 1/4 W: 14 3/16 D: 14 3/16")
Victorian Amateur Athletic Association
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association.