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The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One with a plaque added at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War Two.
Bronze plaques have now been added to commemorate those who served in Korea, Malaya-Borneo, Vietnam and Peace Keeping.
The memorial has been restored and the original white marble plaques have been replaced with plaques of black granite.
There was a very large attendance at the unveiling of the Ulmarra soldiers and sailors memorial yesterday afternoon. The monument is near the approach to the public wharf, and contains 26 names. The unveiling ceremony was performed by the mothers of deceased soldiers and sailors. Mr. F. J. Yalden, president of the Ulmarra branch of the R.S.S.I.L. was in charge, of the proceedings, and, in addition to speeches by prominent citizens, an appropriate service was gone through. Prior to the ceremony, returned soldiers, under command of Lieut. Wilcox, and the Boy Scouts, under Troop Leader D. Parker, headed by the Grafton Salvation Army Band, marched through the streets to the monument, on which wreaths were deposited.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 28 April 1924.
|Address:||Coldstream Street, Memorial Park, Ulmarra, 2462|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.631093|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 27th April, 1924|
[ Names ]
This Monument Was Erected By
The Returned Sailors And Soldiers
Of Ulmarra And District, In Memory
Of Their Comrades Who Fell During
The Great War 1914-1918
For God, King and Empire.
Also In Memory Of The
Ulmarra Members Of The Forces
Who Gave Their Lives In The 1939-45 War.
[ Names ]
Peace Keeping Forces
1950 - 53
1957 - 58
1962 - 72
1964 - 66