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Soldiers Memorial : 04-October-2014
Soldiers Memorial : 04-October-2014

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West Wallsend Soldiers Memorial was erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The memorial is a sandstone obelisk with white marble plaques inset into each face. The obelisk is set on a sandstone platform with a tiled surround. Sandstone steps lead down to the foot path. A white marble soldier stand on top of the obelisk.

A handsome monument, to the memory of soldiers who enlisted from the town and district was unveiled last Saturday in the presence of a large crowd of people. On the front panel are the names of some sixty soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice. On the other three panels are the names of others soldiers and the year of enlistment of each. The total number of names inscribed is 291. The memorial was designed by Messrs Meldrum and Markey, who were also the contractors. The formal unveiling was performed by Councillor J Johnston, of the Lake Macquarie Shire Council, who paid a handsome tribute to the worth of the Australian soldier.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Mining Advocate, 30 January 1922.

 

Location

Address:Carrington & Hyndes Streets, Soldiers Memorial Park , West Wallsend, 2287
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.90237
Long: 151.58278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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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
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th January, 1922
Front Inscription

Lest we Forget

THESE GAVE THEIR ALL
(Names)


ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF
WEST WALLSEND AND DISTRICT
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription

These Offered their All
1914
(Names)
Navy
(Names)
War Workers
(Names)
1915
(Names)

Back Inscription

These Offered their All
1916
(Names) 
1917
(Names)
1918
(Names)

This Monument Honours Soldiers
who Fought to save The Empire

Right Side Inscription
These Offered their All
1916
(Names)
Inscription in Proximity
WEST WALLSEND
AND DISTRICT

SOLDERS
MEMORIAL
Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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