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War Memorial Arch : 12-August-2011
War Memorial Arch : 12-August-2011

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Burwood War Memorial Arch  is a classical sandstone arch at the entrance to Burwood Park which was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The arch is faced with granite name plaques, listing in gilt lettering, those who served in the First World War together with their comrades who paid the supreme sacrifice.

The foundation stone and the dedication of the memorial was conducted on the 11th November 1922 with the unveiling of the memorial on Anzac Day 1925.  The memorial was rededicated on the 11th August 1990 as a general war memorial rather than a specific World War One monument.

Armistice Day was celebrated at Burwood by the laying of the foundation-stone of a war memorial arch, which is being erected in Burwood Park to commemorate the memory of all residents of the dlstriot who took part in the war. After the site had been dedicated by the Rev. R. B. Reynolds, the Mayor said they had gathered to lay the foundation-stone of a memorial arch, which had been subscribed for by the local citizens. Burwood had never been lacking in patriotism during the war. In the centuries to come the arch would be a reminder to the people of the sacrifices made by their ancestors in going to fight for country and freedom, and it might also be a reminder that they could not now enjoy that liberty and freedom if those men had not made such sacrifices. On behalf of the mothers of deceased soldiers, Mrs. E. F. Conyers presented Alderman Whipp with a silver trowel, with which he performed the ceremony. A laurel wreath from the Mothers of Burwood Boys was laid on the stone, the band played the National Anthem, after which silence for two minutes was observed. 
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 13 November 1922.

Location

Address:Burwood Road, Burwood Park, Burwood, 2134
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873943
Long: 151.104112
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:Saturday 11th November, 1922
Front Inscription

THANKS BE UNTO GOD WHO GAVE US THE VICTORY

(Front Left)

These Men Gave Their Lives For King and Empire.  
The Souls Of The Righteous And In The Hand Of God
[ Names ]
Plaque:
Erected By
The Citizens Of Burwood
In Grateful Memory Of Those Who Served
In The Great War 1914 - 1918
This Stone Was Laid By The Mayor 
Ald. J P Whipp
On 11th November 1922

(Front Right)
These Also Served Willingly For King And Empire
[ Names ]  
Plaque :
This Memorial Was Unveiled
                  By
His Excellency Lord Forster
Governor General Of Australia
On ANZAC Day 25th April 1923.
      G S Blair, Mayor.

Left Side Inscription

N.Z WARS
SUDAN
BOER WAR  
WORLD WAR 1
WORLD WAR 11

These Also Served Willingly For King And Empire
[ Names ]

 

Back Inscription

 These Also Served Willingly For KingAand Empire
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 1919

KOREA
MALAYA
BORNEO 
VIETNAM

These Also Served Willingly For King And Empire
[ Names ]

 

 

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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