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Sydney Cartwright Park contains 20 trees which commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One, World War Two and the Korean War.

Fourteen trees are planted for World War One soldiers, six for World War Two soldiers, and one for a Korean War soldier.



Address:Mount Samson Road, Closeburn, 4520
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.326712
Long: 152.865639
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

Plaque :

QX 9454 S/Sgt Sydney Allan Cartwright

Sydney Cartwright was born in Hull. England on 1 June 1906.  He was a sawmill worker who married Phyllis Jean Fogg of Roseneath, Closeburn, in 1932.  Their children, Allen James and Bernice Jean, attended Closeburn School.

Sydney Cartwright enlisted in the army on 18 June 1940 and saw active service as a member of the 2/26 Infantry Battalion.  He died of illness as a prisoner of war in Siam on 4 November 1943.

Sydney Cartwright Park is planted with 20 trees of 3 species.  These are dedicated to the memory of the 20 servicemen of the Samford District who died on active service.

The trees planted are : -

14 Weeping Myrtle for the World War 1 servicemen
5 Bush Cherry for the World War 2 servicemen
1 Bennett Ash for the Korean War serviceman

- Lest We Forget -

Brisbane Bus Lines
Samford R.S.L.


Source: MA
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