Castlereagh War MemorialPrint Page
Castlereagh War Memorial is an monument which contains the honour roll of those from the Castlereagh Municipality who served in World War One.
On Saturday afternoon last a splendid Honor Roll was unveiled in Smith Park containing names of soldiers who enlisted from Castlereagh Municipality. It takes the form of a monument, built up on three steps, the one at the base being 6 feet square. The whole is about 8 feet high. On one of the four sides of the pillar part a marble tablet is inlaid measuring 3ft. 6in. x 18ins. x 2ins. thick and bearing the names cut in and leaded.
The monument is entirely of concrete, and was constructed by the voluntary labor of a committee of nine. This committee was elected at a public meeting convened to launch the movement, and they were deputed to design and carry out the idea. The Honor Roll is a fitting tribute to the 22 brave lads, and although it is a sad fact one-third of them have given their lives, still this permanent monument standing by the roadside will forever keep them — heroes all—in the memories of residents and passers-by. By this action those who had to remain at home at Castlereagh have truly honored and placed on a roll of fame those 22 of their number who were able and willing to respond to the call of duty and go to light in a just cause for the protection of all.
Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW), 11 January 1919.
|Address:||Castlereagh Road & Castle Street, Smith Park, Castlereagh, 2749|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.670339|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 4th January, 1919|
Castlereagh Roll Of Honor