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East Maitland War Memorial : 10-July-2011
East Maitland War Memorial : 10-July-2011

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The monument commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. It 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
Long: 151.5838
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:W. H. Pender (architect) Thomas Browne Ltd (sculptors)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
Front Inscription

       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 ]

Plaque : 
                Australia Remembers 
                   1945 - 1995

        East Maitland
     Sub-Branch R.S.L.  

       Commemorating The
     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.

Left Side Inscription

Roll Of Honour
[ Names ]

MALAYA                       KOREA 
1948 - 60 1964 - 65     1945 - 54

Back Inscription

The Tribute
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

Unveiled By 
Lieut. General George L. Lee C.M.G., D.S.O.
Anzac Day 25th April 1923


Right Side Inscription

Roll Of Honour
[ Names ]

1939 - 45                1962 - 73

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