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01-September-2015
01-September-2015

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Urunga War Memorial commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those served in World War One. The memorial was renovated in 1949 to include the names of those who gave their lives in World War Two. 

A public meeting was held at Urunga on Friday evening, September 10, in connection with the erection of a memorial to the Urunga soldiers. Mr. E. Dedman was in the chair and a fair number residents were present. Designs were submitted for approval and finally it was decided to accept the tender of Messrs. Andrew Bros., of Sydney. A long discussion took place as to the best position for the memorial to be erected, the majority favoring the recreation reserve near the Government wharf, Urunga, where it will be placed. The monument will be 10ft 6in high and 7ft 6in square, with four polished granite sides for inscribing the names of those who enlisted from this centre and of those who paid the supreme sacrifice. 
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 14 September 1920.


On his way up to the Clarence this week , Dr. Earle Page, M.P , unveiled a memorial stone in memory of soldiers which has been erected in the public square at Urunga. 
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 30 September 1922.

The Urunga War Memorial monument now has a bright appearance, following renovations and cleaning operations. Four names of those who fell in World War II have been inscribed. The unveiling will be carried out by Mr R.S. Vincent, M. L.A., at a special ceremony on Anzac Day.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 13 April 1949.

Location

Address:Bonville & Bowra Streets, Urunga, 2455
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.495841
Long: 153.020791
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Messrs. Andrew Bros. (Sydney)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1922
Front Inscription

In Memory Of
The Under-Mentioned
Urunga Boys
Who Fell In The Great War
1914-1918
(names)


Also In Memory Of
Urunga Members Of The Forces
Who Gave Their Lives In The
1939-1945 War
(names)

Left Side Inscription
Urunga Roll Of Honour 
1914 - 1918 

(names) 

VIETNAM
(name) 
Lest we forget
Back Inscription
Urunga Roll Of Honour 
1914 - 1918 

(names) 
Right Side Inscription
Urunga Roll Of Honour 
1914 - 1918 

(names) 
Source: NRWM, MA
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