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East Maitland War Memorial commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled to commemorate those who served in World War One.
The committee in charge of the East Maitland soldiers' memorial met in the Council Chambers last evening, Mr. A . S. Foster presiding. An apology was received from Mr. J. H. F. Waller. The secretary, Mr. Fred Hinde, reported that he considered that everything would be in readiness for the laying of the foundation stone by Mrs. Gordon Clift on February 24. He had arranged for a band for the occasion, and had sent out invitations to the military. Messrs. Dixon, Foster, Dowd and Mesdames Clift, Foster and Porter were appointed a sub-committee to arrange the stage, decorations, and other matters in connection with the laying of the foundation stone. The question of what names should be placed on the memorial was discussed, and it was decided that all soldiers who enlisted from East Maitland or whose parents or guardians resided in East Maitland at the time of their enlistment, be entitled to have their names placed on the memorial. The names, about 200 have so far been submitted, were then revised by the committee.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 9 February 1923.
|Address:||William & Newcastle (New England Highway) Streets, East Maitland, 2323|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.748847|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||W. H. Pender (architect) Thomas Browne Ltd (sculptors)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 25th April, 1923|
1914 - 1919
This Stone Of Commemoration
Was Erected In Honour
Of The Men Of East Maitland
Who Served Their King And Empire
In The Great War.
" Their Names Live For Evermore "
" These Were Our Sons Who Died For Our Lands "
[ names ]
1945 - 1995
50th Anniversary Of The
End Of The Second World
War With The Surrender Of The
Japanese Armed Forces In The Pacific 15th August 1945.
This Plaque Honours The Men And Women Of The
Commonwealth Of Australia Who Served Their
Country During This Conflict
3rd September 1939 To 15th August 1945
And Pays Homage To All Australians Who Gave Their Lives
In The Defence Of Their Country And Of The Free World.
We Will Remember Them - Lest We Forget.
E.G. Bushell J.P. J.N. Whiting . W. K. Reynolds
President Hon. Sec Hon. Treas.
This Stone Was Laid By
Mrs. Gordon Clift.
24th February 1923.
Roll Of Honour
[ Names ]
1948 - 60 1964 - 65 1945 - 54
A Grateful People
W M Porter,
A S Foster, Mayors 1914-1919
J H F Waller,
Thos. Browne Ltd W H Pender F.I.A.
Sculptors Hon. Architect
Lieut. General George L. Lee C.M.G., D.S.O.
Anzac Day 25th April 1923
Roll Of Honour
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WORLD WAR II VIETNAM
1939 - 45 1962 - 73