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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The District Band Memorial consists of gate pillars erected in memory of members of the Young & District Band who served in World War One. The right pillar is dedicated in memory of Arthur Lee and Frederick Dirou who died in the conflict. The left pillar contains a marble honour roll of band members who served in that conflict. 

On Sunday afternoon next the Young Town Band will play a special programme in the Young Park. A collection will be taken up at the gates, the proceeds will be devoted to a memorial and honor roll to the memory of the late Drum Major Arthur Lee who was killed at the front. The new uniforms will be worn by bandsmen for the first time and the band will march from the old drill hall to the Park. A large crowd is expected to be present. 
Young Witness (NSW), 5 February 1918.

Location

Address:Campbell Street, Carrington Park, Young, 2594
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.316004
Long: 148.293361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1918
Left Side Inscription

   YOUNG
And DISTRICT BAND
HONOR ROLL

[ Names ]

Sequitur Victoria
   Fortes

Right Side Inscription

                 IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
                Of
         Drum Major
       ARTHUR LEE
    And Bandsman
FREDERICK DIROU
        Who Were
   Killed In France
In The Great War
     1914 - 1919.
    These Pillars
Were Erected By
Young & District
Band & Subscribers.
Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.

 

Source: MA
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