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Wongarbon Soldiers' Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War One. The names of those served in World War Two and an honour roll from Westella District were added to the memorial at a later date. The Westella Honour Roll was originally unveiled in the Westella Hall in 1948. 

Over a thousand people attended the unveiling of the Soldiers' Monument at Wongarbon on Saturday last. The monument is a beautiful piece of work, standing 15 ft. high. It is an obelisk, made in reinforced concrete, with marble panels, and the names are inscribed in inlaid lead lettering. There are 49 names on the panels, and there are more to be added. Mr. W. A. Oldham, headmaster of the Wongarbon Public School presided. Among the speakers were Mr. P. M. McGirr, M.L.A., Mr. Inspector Campling, Mr. F. S. Lovett (Maryvale), Cr. J.M. Whiteley (Geurie). About £10 was received in donations towards wiping off the amount owing on the monument. During the afternoon the Wongarbon Band played several selections.
Wellington Times (NSW), 10 April 1919.


Address:28 Railway Street, Wongarbon Public School, Wongarbon, 2831
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.333889
Long: 148.758893
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:W.Larcombe & Son (Dubbo)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th April, 1919
Front Inscription


The Great War of 1914 -1918
They Heard The Call and Answered

World War 11 1939 -1945

Left Side Inscription


1939 - 1945
A tribute to those of Westella District
who served their Empire in World War II


Back Inscription


By The Citizens Of Wongarbon & District


Right Side Inscription


Source: NRWM, MA
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