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10-July-2017
10-July-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Indigenous Ex-Servicemen Monument is dedicated to all Aboriginal ex-servicemen from the district who served in World Wars One and Two.

The monument is a semi-circle area containing three stones. The centre stone contains individual plaques to two servicemen. The stone on the left contains an Australia Remembers Plaque while the stone on the right contains a list of indigenous servicemen who served in World War One and Two. 

Location

Address:Greenbah Road (Gwydir Highway), Moree Cemetery, Moree, 2400
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.462988
Long: 149.824688
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

(Centre Stone)

Plaque: 
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
PRIVATE RONALD THOMAS SMITH
"PONTO"
15.11.1917 ~29.9.1943
WWII NO 26773 AUST.INF. BAT. 2/31
K.I.A.LAID TO REST IN THE
BOMANA WAR CEMETERY - PAPAUA NEW GUINEA
SON OF FREDERICK AND CORA SMITH
BROTHER OF MURIAL, RHETTA , SYLVIA, LYLA 
RALPH, FRED, RAYMOND, RICHIE AND STANLEY
SERVED FOR THE CROWN AND COUNTRY AND GAVE HIS LIFE
LEST WE FORGET

 

Plaque: 
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
PERCY ADAM MORRIS SUEY 
"GUNNER"
10.3.1912 - MISSING PERSON 1976
GUNNER WWII AIF NX43172 2/15 FIELD REGIMENT
POW IN CHANGI PRISON - MALAYA 1370 DAYS
LOVED SON OF JOSEPH AND HARRIET
HUSBAND OF DORIS AND PHYLISS
BELOVED FATHER OF PAMELA , MERVYN, SANDRA, SHIRLEY
WAYNE, GEOFFREY, LYNETTE AND LINDA 
FATHER TO ROGER, CLIVE,PETER AND TERRY
SERVED FOR CROWN AND COUNTRY
LEST WE FORGET


Plaque: 
                       1940-1968
The Gwydir Family History Society Incorporated recognises the dedication of the Moree Aboriginal Corporation for Historical research in procuring a programme through the Moree Plains Shire Council for the restoration, identification and beautification of this final resting place for their people.

This project has been paart of the "Australia Remembers"  programme

                     1945 - 1995
       
 

Left Side Inscription

(Left Stone) 
Australia Remembers
1945 -1995

THIS PLAQUE
IS A MEMORIAL TO
THE MEN & WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 
DURING WORLD WAR II

LEST WE FORGET

Right Side Inscription

(Right Stone)

            'Saluting Their Service'
Aboriginal Servicemen  Australian Allied Forces
                 (Names) 


"LEST WE FORGET"
Resting in Peace in Kamilaroi Land

Source: MA
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