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24-January-2016
24-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Garden of Remembrance was established to commemorate the wars affecting the residents of Willoughby City from the then recent memory of World War Two, back to World War One and the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the century. Since then, the council has added commemorations for subsequent conflicts, the Malayan Emergency, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. A plaque was added to the garden in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. 

At the far end of the garden is a plaque with a list of names, recognising the Willoughby City residents who gave their lives in these wars, and where you can find their marker in the garden. Of special note is the imported Roses of Picardy, which have be brought from the war cemeteries of France.

The Garden of Remembrance was formally dedicated on Anzac Day (25th April) 1964 to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. 

Location

Address:69 Albert Avenue, Opposite Chatswood Oval, Chatswood, 2067
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.798285
Long: 151.181397
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1964
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
(Cross)
LEST WE FORGET

AIF
RAN
AANS
RAAF

Plaque : 
THIS GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
WAS FORMALLY DEDICATED
ANZAC DAY 25TH APRIL, 1964
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE 
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

OFFICIATING CLERGY
SENIOR CHAPLAIN O.COOPER
RT.REV. MNGR. T.HARRINGTON
SENIOR CHAPLAIN A.MALLYON


Plaque: 
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF 
       THE ANZACS HEROISM
               1915 -2015

"They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow."

RESPECTFULLY REMEMBERED BY THE 
MEMBERS OF CHATSWOOD RSL CLUB
          25TH APRIL 2015

Plaque :

WILLOUGHBY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
THESE ROSES OF PICARDY 
WERE PLANTED JUNE 6, 1972 BY 
           MONSIEUR 
CLAUDE PROUVOYEUR
MAYOR OF DUNKIRK - FRANCE
 

Inscription in Proximity
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
In 1949 this Memorial garden was established in conjunction with the Chatswood Sub-branch of the Returned Services League, to honour those Willoughby residents who died in the Boer War, World Wars 1 & 11, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. The special Roses of Picardy were imported from the War cemeteries of France. The land for the garden was acquired by Council between 1939 and 1940, and previously contained two brick and tile cottages called 'Milroy' and 'Ontario'.

WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL
City of Diversity  
Source: MA
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