www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Teralba War MemorialPrint Page Print this page

17-January-2016
17-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods / Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates those who served in World War One.

Monument characteristics:

A square stone pillar inscribed on 3 sides with a light on top. At the bottom of the front face is an insert of marble which has 2 crossed rifles over a hat.

The soldiers' memorial and honour roll, erected in Macquarie-street, near the right-of-way to the Teralba railway station, was unveiled on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering from all parts of the district. Councillor Johnston, president of the Lake Macquarie Shire Council, who presided, said that the roll did credit to the committee responsible for its erection, and would stand as a record of the splendid service rendered to the nation by the soldiers who had gone from Teralba. Those brave men had responded to the call, and some of them had given their lives to the cause for which the Allies were fighting. They entered the war to assist, and in common with the other parts of Australia had done glorious service. Chaplain Stretch, who appeared khaki, said that to speak on an occasion like that was a great honour, as they were honouring the boys who had done their duty. Australia and Australians had been noted throughout the world for their loyalty and allegiance to their King. They had done great deeds of daring, - Teralba was justly proud of its boys. In sending away so many, it had shown itself a wonderful little district, and it was quite right that the citizens should assemble as they did that day to pay respect to the men who had gone. The chairman then invited Lance-corporal W. N. Miller, the first Teralba soldier to enlist, to unveil the roll, and as this was done, wreaths were laid round the base of the column, the school children, under Miss Coates, rendering "God Bless Our Splendid Men." The Infantry Band played the accompaniment. This part of the ceremony was very impressive. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
29 April 1918.

Location

Address:ANZAC Parade & York Street, ANZAC Park , Teralba, 2284
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.963579
Long: 151.604624
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Messrs Meldrum & Markey (Newcastle)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th April, 1918
Front Inscription

1914 - 19

ROLL OF HONOUR

[ Names ]

Erected By The
Citizens of Teralba
In Honour Of The Men
Who Answered Their Country`s Call
And Fought In The Great War

Left Side Inscription

1914 - 19 

ROLL OF HONOUR

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

1914 - 19 

ROLL OF HONOUR

[ Names ]

    Unveiled
27th April 1918
         By
L/Cpl W. N. MILLER

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 19 

ROLL OF HONOUR

[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design