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08-April-2015
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Dudley War Memorial commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those whoserved in World War One. 


The Dudley Soldiers' Memorial was unveiled by Mr. A. R. Cant, superintendent of the Dudley Coal Company on Anzac Day, in the presence of about 350 people. The monument stands on a special site, fifty feet square, at the Junction of the Dudley and Redhead roads. From the elevation are views of Dudley, the Pacific Ocean, and the intervening land, with Lake Macquarie in the distance. The monument is composed of Bowral trachyte on a concrete foundation, 8 feet square with three trachyte steps leading up to the base of the monument which measures 2 feet 8 inches square and is one foot in height.  Upon this base is a block of beautifully polished trachyte 3 inches square and 3 feet high. Upon the front of this block is embossed a laurel wreath, with the inscription '"These gave their all," under which are the names of 16 men who made the supreme sacrifice.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 27 April 1922.

Location

Address:Ocean Street & Redhead Road, Dudley, 2290
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.988507
Long: 151.715348
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1922
Front Inscription

(Upper Plaque)

DUDLEY WAR MEMORIAL
This Memorial Plaque is in Honour
of those who served in all Conflicts
and Peace Keeping operations since
World War I.
LEST WE FORGET

(Lower Plaque)

THESE GAVE THEIR ALL
 [Names]

LEST WE FORGET
1914 - 1918
Erected By Local Residents 1921
Unveiled By Mr. A.R. Cant 25-4-22

Left Side Inscription

THESE OFFERED THEIR ALL
 (names)

Right Side Inscription

THESE OFFERED THEIR ALL
(names)

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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