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07-June-2019
07-June-2019

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The monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  Names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two were added at a later date.

Plaques were added to the memorial with funding from a "Saluting Their Service" Grant in 2014 to commemorate those who served in the Boer War, Korea  /Malaysia, Vietnam, and National Service.

At Gilgai the memorial for fallen soldiers was unveiled, the ceremony being performed by Mrs Woodford who had two sons from that centre killed at the front.  The Rev E. H. Stammer delivered an address during which he mentioned that this little centre sent every eligible man, totalling 70 to the war and of those 11 had been killed. The monument was erected alongside the main Inverell -Tingha road the Lands Department havlng dedicated half an acre of land to Gilgai village for the purpose.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 8 August 1923.

Location

Address:Tingha Road , Near Stannifer Street, Gilgai, 2360
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.852174
Long: 151.117203
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th August, 1923
Front Inscription

          GILGAI
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
IN EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO FELL IN
   THE GREAT WAR 
      1914 -1918. 
     
          [Names] 
 

Left Side Inscription
Plaque :
Navy   Army  Air Force
DEDICATED
TO ALL
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL
SERVICEMEN 1951-1972
Who Served, Suffered And Died


Plaque :
KOREA                                       MALAYSIA
1950 -1956                                 1965-1966
Died 340                                     Died 36
Wounded More Than 1160         Wounded 53


Plaque : 
Those Who Served
VIETNAM
Number of Australians Served   60000
Killed In Action
Died Of Wounds And Other           521
Wounded                                More Than 3000


Plaque :
SOUTH AFRICA (BOER WAR)
11-10-1899 * 01-06-1902
COLONIAL AND COMMONWEALTH CONTINGENTS
NUMBER ENLISTED                                                        16463
KILLED IN ACTION DEATH OF WOUNDS AND OTHER  606
WOUNDED                                                                         533
PRISONERS OF WAR                                                        100
NUMBER ENLISTED FROM INVERELL AND DISTRICT   111

                                                                   
Right Side Inscription
        GILGAI
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
IN EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO FELL IN
WORLD WAR 2
1939 -1945

[Names] 
Source: MA, NRWM
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