Finally, WWI commander stands as hero (Australia)





HE was one of the great Australian heroes of World War I, but Bill Glasgow's memory has been sadly neglected in Brisbane, the city where he spent his twilight years.

In her last public commission before she died, acclaimed Queensland sculptor Daphne Mayo in 1964 created an impressive bronze statue of Major General Glasgow, who led his men to a crucial victory against German troops at the French town of Villers-Bretonneux on Anzac Day, 1918.

But three years after it was erected, his statue was moved from its original position near Brisbane City Hall to make way for development. For decades it languished in obscurity at the corner of Albert and Turbot streets. Finally, however, Glasgow's profile has been given a long-overdue boost.

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