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27-December-2014
27-December-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Paynes Crossing Road, Near Fire Station, Broke, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.750671
Long: 151.102947
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

Front Inscription

            LEST 
           WE 
      FORGET

Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Plaque :

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

Left Side Inscription
PEACEKEEPING 1953 -

Korea
Middle East
Congo
West New Guinea
Yemen
Pakistan
Syria
Iraq (weapons inspections)
Western Sahara
Cambodia
Yugoslavia
Somalia 
Rwanda
Bougainville
Timor
Sinai
Lebanon
Rhodesia
Iran
Namibia
Afghanistan 
Gulf (Mine clearance)
Iraq / Kuwait 

Right Side Inscription

CONFLICTS POST WW2

Japan 1945 -51
Korea 1950 - 56
Malayan Emergency 1955 - 60
Confrontation 1964 - 66
Vietnam 1962 - 72
1st Gulf War 1990 - 91
Somalia 1993
East Timor 1999 -
Afghanistan 2002 - 
2nd Gulf War 2003 -
Iraq 2003 -

Source: MA,NRWM
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