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Hamilton War Memorial Closeup : 06-July-2013
Hamilton War Memorial Closeup : 06-July-2013

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Hamilton War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One.

A monument to the memory of the 627 soldiers who enlisted from the municipallty of Hamilton was unveiled in Gregson Park on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a big crowd. Of imposlng design and size, the monument is surrounded by a kerb of Sydney freestone, concrete paths, and garden plots. Three steps of trachyte form the approach. The base of the structure is of rock-faced trachyte, and the body of the monument is built up of freestone, setting out the marble panels, which bear the inscriptions of names of all who enlisted and those who were killed in the war.

An enriched entablature forms the cap of the monument, surmounted by three steps, on the top of which is erected a figure of an Australian soldier, bearing a standard. The statue was sculptured in Italy, and is considered to be one of  the finest examples of the art imported to Australia. The monument was designed by Mr. W. L. Porter, architect, of Newcastle, and the work was carried out by Messrs. Maisey and Tonks.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 22 May 1922.

 

Location

Address:Tudor & Steel Streets, Gregson Park, Hamilton, 2303
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.923061
Long: 151.743474
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Designer:W.L.Porter (architect) Maisey & Tonks (sculptors)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th May, 1922
Front Inscription

This Monument Was Erected
                  By 
The Citizens Of Hamilton
In Honour Of Our Soldiers Who
Fought In The Great War Of
   1914 - 1919
Our Fallen Heroes
In Memoriam

[ Names ]

Ald E. Wilson, J.P. President
H. Atkinson, Jas. A. Beckett, J.P. Joint Hon. Secretaries
W.L. Porter Hon. Architect
Maisey & Tonks. Sculptors

 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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