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Boggabri War Memorial : 13-August-2014
Boggabri War Memorial : 13-August-2014

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The Boggabri War Memorial was erected in memory of those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial , originally erected to those who served in World War One, was rededicated in 1989.

In 1929 this magnificent granite monument was unveiled in an impressive ceremony by his excellency the Governor General of the time, Lord Stonehaven. 163 men from the Boggabri district fought in the First World War, with 29 of these not returning. 

The Governor General and Lady Stonehaven have returned to Sydney after touring the North and North West. They were welcomed at Armidale, Glen Innes, Guyra, Tamworth, Moree, Boggabri, and other districts. The occasion of the official visit to Boggabri was unveiling of the local Soldiers' Memorial. The chairman (Mr. Tebbutt) handed Lord Stonehaven a magnificent album containing an address and a souvenir picture of the memorial as a memento of the occasion.
The North Western Courier (Narrabri, NSW), 23 May 1929.


Address:Merton & Brent Streets, Boggabri, 2382
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.705056
Long: 150.043764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th May, 1929
Front Inscription

WORLD WAR 1 1914-1918

Erected in honour of the soldiers from Boggabri and district who served in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends

Left Side Inscription

WORLD WAR 11 1939-1945

VIETNAM WAR 1960-1973

Dedicated 11th November 1989 by
W.O.I. R.J.Chapman
12/16 Hunter River Lancers

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends

Back Inscription

WORLD WAR 1 1914-1918

Unveiled by the Governor General
Lord Stonehaven
14th May 1929

Right Side Inscription
WORLD WAR 11 1939-1945

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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