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War Memorial : 15-September-2014
War Memorial : 15-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Felicity Merchant / Sandra Brown

Gladstone War Memorial commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally  erected to commemorate those who served in World War One and as part part of the Memorial's construction, approximately 100 trees were also planted along Kinchela Street. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.

The Memorial is an obelisk which has a marble statue of soldier on the top.  It was constructed at a cost of 350 pounds and unveiled by Brigadier-General Cox in 1920.  

Wednesday next, 4th August, 6th anniversary of the declaration of war, has been fixed as a fitting day for the unveiling of Gladstone war memorial, and the planting of a memorial avenue. General (Senator) Cox will perform the unveiling ceremony, and Dr.Page, Mr Geo. Briner, and other members of Parliament are expected to be in attendance. Arrangements are in hand to decorate the town in fitting fashion, and the gathering is sure to be a large one. Mayor H. C. Henderson, of Kempsey, Mr. V. T. Thorne President of the Gladstone Committee, Mr. H W. Lee, Hon. Secretary, and other gentlemen will meet the visitors on arrival at Kempsey station.
The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), 28 July 1920. 



Address:Kinchela Street, Memorial Park, Gladstone, 2440
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.025527
Long: 152.946005
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:The "Women Workers" and the residents of Gladstone


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th August, 1920
Front Inscription

For God King & Country


Erected In Honor
Of Those Who Enlisted
From Gladstone And District In The
World`s Great War.

Left Side Inscription
Back Inscription
Right Side Inscription
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