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Broke War Memorial consists of a shelter with a number of plaques commemorating those who have served in the various conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.
The original war memorial, which was unveiled on the 16th September 1922, consisted of a marble honour roll on a slab on which was mounted a machine gun.
A very interesting ceremony took place on Saturday afternoon at Broke, when a memorial and roll of honor was unveiled by Mrs. Hall, the mother of one of the fallen soldiers. Mr. F. Dorrington presided. With him were his committee, and a guard of honor under Lieutenant W. Jarrott. The memorial, which consists of a marble slab set on a sandstone foundation, with a machine gun on top, is erected at the junction of the Singleton and Sydney roads, on the bank of Cockfighter Creek. Lieutenant Sturman formally handed the memorial over to the residents. There are 20 names on the roll, including those of three who did not return. Among those present were Mr. Fleming, M.H.R., Mr. W. Cameron, M.L.A., the Rev. Forster Haire, the Rev. Spencer, the Mayor of Singleton and shire president, matron of Dangar Hospital, and many others from Singleton.
The Newcastle Sun (NSW), 20 September 1922.
|Address:||Paynes Crossing Road, Near Fire Station, Broke, 2330|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.750671|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918
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1939 - 1945
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This Memorial Plaque Is In Memory Of
Those Residents Of The Broke District
Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice And
To All Who Offered Their Services In
Various Theatres Of War So That We May
Enjoy Liberty And Freedom
Lest We Forget
PEACEKEEPING 1953 -
West New Guinea
Iraq (weapons inspections)
Gulf (Mine clearance)
Iraq / Kuwait
CONFLICTS POST WW2
Japan 1945 -51
Korea 1950 - 56
Malayan Emergency 1955 - 60
Confrontation 1964 - 66
Vietnam 1962 - 72
1st Gulf War 1990 - 91
East Timor 1999 -
Afghanistan 2002 -
2nd Gulf War 2003 -
Iraq 2003 -