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19-August-2015
19-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown

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

The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One and was unveiled by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Walter Davidson in 1922.

The memorial, which is a handsome monument, stands 17ft. 3in. high and the base is 8ft. square. The pedestal is composed of selected Harcourt grey granite and the statue, which represents an Australian, soldier standing with arms reversed is 6ft. in height, and is of Italian marble, and shows skilful workmanship and great attention to detail. The Memorial Committee have received congratulations on all sides on the erection of such an attractive and beautiful memento in honor of our fallen soldiers. The structure was erected by Messre J. B. Wilson and Co., of Bendigo, and reflects the greatest credit on the contractors.
Excerpt from Vice Regal visit to Balranald,
Riverina Recorder (Balranald, Moulamein, NSW), 21st June 1922

Monument characteristics :

A white marble World War One soldier, arms reversed, on a granite obelisk.

 

 

Location

Address:McCabe & Court Streets, Memorial Park, Balranald, 2715
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.644239
Long: 143.566886
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Messrs J.B. Wilson & Co (Bendigo)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th June, 1922
Front Inscription

        ERECTED
By The Residents Of
BALRANALD And DISTRICT
In Honor And In Lasting Memory
       Of Their Soldiers
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
In The GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.

        [ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
KOREAN WAR
1950 - 1953     1953 - 1956
Active Service   Peacekeeping
Back Inscription
    IN RECOGNITION OF 
ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL 
FROM BALRANALD & DISTRICT 
WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM WAR
          1962 -1973
           [ Names ]
Right Side Inscription

                ERECTED
       By The Residents Of
BALRANALD And DISTRICT
In Honor And In Lasting Memory
          Of Their Soldiers
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
In The SECOND WORLD WAR 
          1939 - 1945

           [ Names ]

Source: MA,NRWM
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