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11-May-2016
11-May-2016

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Corrimal War Memorial commemorates those who from the district who died in service or were killed in action in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The memorial incorporates the original pillars of the entrance gates to the Memorial Park which was established to commemorate those who died in World War One. The two outer pillars and a plinth commemorate other conflicts. Behind the memorial is the Bellambi Soldiers Memorial. 

Railway street, Corrimal, was thronged with people on Sunday afternoon last to witness the unveiling ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Gates and the official opening of the Memorial Park. Dr. Joseph Park, who accomplished much in helping soldiers and their dependents while resident at Corrimal, performed the ceremony. The Corrimal Town Band, conducted by Mr. R. Grant, was in attendance, and the gates and street were liberally be-flagged. Constructed of Tilba Tilba granite, the pillars supporting the iron gates are ornate in design. Polished marble slabs are attached to the front of each pillar. One of these bears in gold lettering, the following inscription: This entrance was erected by the citizens of Corrimal and district in memory of  their late fellow- citizens who fell in the great war, 1914-1919, and whose names are inscribed on the panel opposite. They loved honor more than they feared death. Anzac Day, 1922. On the other, of course, are the names of 37 soldiers. The work was carried out by Custer and Company, Sydney, and cost £500, the designing was done by the Local Government Department.

The memorial park consists of an area of five acres 1½ roods, a culvert has been erected across a watercourse and other improvements made at a cost of £35. 
South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW),  25 August 1922

Location

Address:Wilga Street, Anzac Grove, Corrimal Memorial Park, Corrimal, 2518
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.371858
Long: 150.899106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1973
Front Inscription

Plaque:
Commemorating
60th Year Anniversary
World War II, ending in 1945
To those who served and to those
who paid the supreme sacrifice

"We will remember them"

Left Side Inscription

Outer Pillar:
In Honour Of
Those From Corrimal And
District Who Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice In Korea
Malaya Borneo And Vietnam
[Names] 

Lest We Forget 


Plaque:
KOREAN WAR
1950 -1953      1953 - 1956
Active Service   Peacekeeping


Inner Pillar:
This Entrance
Was Erected By The 
Citizens Of Corrimal 
And District
In Memory Of 
Their Late Fellow Citizens 
Who Fell In The Great War
1914-1918
And Whose Names Are Inscribed
On The Panel Opposite
"They Loved Honour More 
Than They Feared Death"

Anzac Day 1922

[ Names ]

 

 

Right Side Inscription

Inner Pillar :
[ Names ]

Outer Pillar:
To The Fallen Of Corrimal
And District 
1939-1945
Lest We Forget
[ Names ]

 

Source: MA
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