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Maitland Fallen Soldiers Memorial was erected in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The foundation stone for the memorial was laid on the 11th November 1922 and the memorial was unveiled on Anzac Day 1923.
The memorial consists of a square base with a tall slightly tapered column with a winged female statue at the top. The base and column is of a highly polished dark gray stone, while the statue is of white marble. Memorial walls were placed to the left and right behind the monument to commemorate those who served in later wars and conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
The work of erecting the West Maitland memorial to fallen soldiers is now in hand, and will be expedited. The site is in the north-west corner of the West Maitland Park, with a very fine approach from the Gillies memorial gates. The foundations, already made, are of concrete. and will carry a massive trachyte base three feet above ground level, with stone steps leading from the level. The die, 5ft 3in square, with four tablets to carry the inscribed names, will carry a column towering 52ft above the level, and surmounted by an Angel of Peace. The die and column will be of granite, and the figure of Carara marble.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 29 September 1922.
|Address:||Walker Street, Maitland Park, Maitland, 2320|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.739891|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Architect: W. H. Pender; Sculptor: A. Goode|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 11th November, 1922|
1914 (Names) 1919
TO PERPETUATE The MEMORY OF
"MAITLAND`S FALLEN HEROES."
GREAT WAR 1914 -1919
This Stone Was Laid on 11th Nov. 1922
By ALDERMAN H.W. FRY J.P., MAYOR.
W.H. Pender F.I.A A.Goode
NSW Architect Sculptor
( Lower Plaque )
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ENDING OF WORLD WAR 1 ON 11TH NOVEMBER 1918
IT IS IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
MAITLAND AREA WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THIS
LEST WE FORGET
UNVEILED BY THE PRESIDENT OF
MAITLAND R.S.L. SUB-BRANCH MR. E.A.BULMER ON
REMEMBRANCE DAY 11TH NOVEMBER 1993.
UNVEILED ON ANZAC DAY
25th APRIL 1923
BY ALICE FRY-MAYORESS