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16-February-2016
16-February-2016

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Lambton Park Memorial Gates commemorate those who served in World War One. 

At the laying of the foundation-stone of the Lambton Park memorial gates this afternoon, a sealed bottle, containing a newspaper report of the declaration ot the war on August 4, 1914, and an expression of appreciation of the part played by Lambton soldiers in the war, was placed under the stone. The gates consist of six pillars, which are to be erected of trachyte, at a cost of about £600. There was a good attendance at the ceremony, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle, as well as local public citizens. The Mayor of Lambton, Alderman Hardy, presided, and said that there were 750 ratepayers In Lambton, and about 125 of the local men had gone on active service. The foundation-stone was laid by Mr. Estell, M.L.A., who said that there was a general relief at the turn of the tide of battle on the Western Front, which he attributed to the master-mind of Marshal Foch. Our Australian soldiers had taken a great part in the offensive, and had proved that there was no degeneracy, so that long after the names on the honor gates had been obliterated by the process of time, the great deeds that the soldiers had performed would live in the memory of mankind. During the proceedings a number of band selections were played by the Wallsend Model Band.
The Newcastle Sun (NSW), 19 October 1918.

Location

Address:Morehead Street, Lambton Park, Lambton, 2299
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.912817
Long: 151.709336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Eric G. Yeomans (Architect)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th October, 1918
Left Side Inscription

Enlisted 1916
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Enlisted 1917
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Enlisted 1914
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Enlisted 1915
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This Foundation Stone
     Was Laid By The
HON.J.ESTELL M.P.
On The 19th October 1918.  
 
                     C.E. Hardy Esq. J.P.
                     Mayor

THOMAS CROUDACE
Mayor 1884-5
Founder Of This Park

Right Side Inscription

Enlisted 1915
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Enlisted 1916
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Enlisted 1917
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Enlisted 1918
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Erected By The
CITIZENS OF LAMBTON
To Perpetuate The Memory
Of The Men Of The District
Who Fought In The
World`s Greatest War
1914 - 1918.  
Eric G Yeomans Esq.  
Hon. Architect

EDWARD CHARLTON J.P.  
Mayor 1916 - 18
Inaugurator Of The Movement
To Erect These Gates

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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