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Clarence Town War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One but also contains the names of those who served in World War Two and the Boer War.
The largest gathering ever held in the district assembled at Clarence Town on Saturday, 24th ult., to witness the unveiling of a memorial tablet erected in honor of the soldiers who enlisted in the district. There were over 1500 present. The ceremony was performed by the oldest resident, Mr Robert Lyall, whose four sons enlisted, two paying the supreme sacrifice. In a brief speech Mr Lyall emphasised the necessity for the unity of the Empire, and urged his hearers to be aware of the enemies within, as well as without, the Commonwealth.
Among those present were Lieutenant-Colonel Richardson, Lieutenant-Colonel Windeyer, Captains Flannery and Blaker, Rev Mr Emery, and Mr O'Hearn, M.L.A. The memorial is a beautiful piece of work of Bathurst marble, and cost £500. An appeal for funds to clear a small remaining debt resulted in the sum of £56 being placed on the flag.
Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW),
4 October 1921.
|Address:||Grey & Queen Streets, Clarence Town, 2321|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.588033|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 24th September, 1921|
For KING And COUNTRY
THE GREAT WAR
Unveiled By R Lyall Esq. September 1921
PRIVATE ALEXANDER WILLIAM EAGLETON
KILLED IN BATTLE AT ONVERWACNT (sic) SOUTH AFRICA
4TH JAN 1902 AGED 22 YEARS
LEST WE FORGET
1939 LEST WE FORGET 1945