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

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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.

Location

Address:Merton & Brent Streets, Boggabri, 2382
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.705056
Long: 150.043764
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 14th May, 1929
Front Inscription

WORLD WAR 1 1914-1918
(NAMES)

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
(NAMES)

VIETNAM WAR 1960-1973
(NAMES)

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
(NAMES)

Unveiled by the Governor General
Lord Stonehaven
14th May 1929

Right Side Inscription
WORLD WAR 11 1939-1945
(NAMES)

 
Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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