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10-April-2014
10-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Geoff Turner

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen and those who served in World War One. The names of those who died in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. 

A monument erected by the citizens of Woy Woy in remembrance of district soldiers who fell in the Great War was unveiled by Brigadier General Alex Jobson, DSO. A large gathering was present, and included a half squadron of local Light Horse, under the command of Captain G. Adcock, the Kincumber Orphanage Band, and a contingent from the Gosford Training School. The chairman of the committee which erected the monument stated that a sum of about £500 had been contributed by the public. The monument, which is in the form of an obelisk of local sandstone from the Wondabyne quarry, with marble tablets and lead everlasting letters bearing the names of those who served, is erected on the reserve in the town, facing across Brisbane Water.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 25 August 1925. 

Location

Address:Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy Memorial Park, Woy Woy, 2256
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.483955
Long: 151.326889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:T Andrews & Sons (Lidcombe, NSW)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1925
Front Inscription

TO OUR BOYS
Who have stood in the forefront
of the battle with the Elite of the
worlds heroes, fighting for
Liberty, Home & Empire. 
This Monument is gratefully
dedicated by the citizens
of Woy Woy.

 

Left Side Inscription

WAR DECLARED
4TH AUGUST 1914

LEST WE FORGET
1914  1918 
[ Names ]
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

KOREA

Back Inscription

ARMISTICE SIGNED
11TH NOVEMBER 1918

HONOR ROLL
[ Names ]

MALAYSIA

 

Source: MA,SKP, NRWM
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