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Grafton War Memorial : 26-October-2011
Grafton War Memorial : 26-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson

Grafton War Memorial commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One. 

GRAFTON, November 12. The monument erected in the Memorial Park to the memory of soldiers from the Grafton district who fell in the Great War was unveiled yesterday afternoon in the presence of 3000 people by the mothers of fallen soldiers. The memorial is of trachyte, on a concrete base with five steps, each inscribed with the date of a year of the war. The names of 35 fallen soldiers are inscribed. City and Salvation Army bands attended, and returned soldiers, members of " A " Company, 41st Battalion Senior Cadets, and the Boy Scouts formed a cordon around the monument.

Addresses were delivered by Mr. H. M.Baldock (Chairman of the War Memorial Executive), Lieutenant-Colonel Allen, Alderman Robinson (Mayor of Grafton), Archdeacon Tress, the Revs. W. D. McIwraith , A. E. Walker, and E. Coleman, and Messrs. D. J. Lobban and J. A. Puddicombe.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 13 November 1923. 

Location

Address:Prince Street, Memorial Park, Grafton, 2460
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.693291
Long: 152.931983
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1923
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Our Immortal Dead.

Grafton
Southgate
Carrs Creek
Alumny Creek

1918
1917
1916
1915
1914

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

World War II -  1939 - 45


 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

Korea 1950 - 53

 

Back Inscription

To the unknown

Plaque :

Lest We Forget 

Malaya 1964 - 65

 

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

Vietnam 1965 - 72

 

 

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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