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Ashfield War Memorial commemorates those who have served in conflict in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

The patriotism of Ashfield was demonstrated statistically yesterday afternoon by the Governor, Sir Walter Davidson, in his speech at the unveiling of the Citizens' War Memorial at Ashfield Park. With a population of 35,000, he said, Ashfield sent 3500 to the war, and of these it is estimated that 800 died on active service. In addition, the suburb subscribed £25,000 towards various war charities. As his Excellency said, Ashfield was one of those place in the new lands where the English spirit was remarkable.

At the unveiling of the memorial buglers of the 36th Battalion sounded the Last Post. The memorial is an obelisk of Bowral trachyte, 30ft. high, with suitable inscriptions on each panel. The cost will be about £1500 when four lamps are erected around the obelisk. 
Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW),  27 November 1921.

Location

Address:Parramatta Road, Ashfield Park, Ashfield, 2131
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.885556
Long: 151.134722
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:Saturday 26th November, 1921
Front Inscription

A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE
FROM ASHFIELD CITIZENS
TO THE BRAVE
SOLDIERS SAILORS
AND NURSES
WHO VOLUNTEERED AND
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

AUSTRALIA

Unveiled By
His Excellency
SIR WALTER DAVIDSON K.C.M.G.
Governor of New South Wales
26th Nov 1921

Source: NRWM
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