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02-December-2016 (Roger Johnson)
02-December-2016 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Roger Johnson

The memorial is a short grey granite column supporting a flagpole and commemorates those who lost their lives and those who served in World War Two.

The flagpole was unveiled in 1956 by the Curran family in memory of Rex Curran, who died on the Kokoda trail on August 9th 1942, aged 22 . The tablet also contains the names of William Kilpatrick and Roy Mcinnes who lost their lives in World War Two.  An additional plaque containing the names of Peter Seppelt, John Walker and John Thomlinson was added to the granite pedestal of the flagpole in an Australia Remembers ceremony in 1995.


Address:Western Highway, Memorial Park, Great Western, 3377
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.153137
Long: 142.856277
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of

Rexleigh W. Curran
William R. Kilpatrick
Roy McKinnis

Who so valiantly gave their all that freedom might live and in honour of those who served in World War II

1939  1945



Left Side Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

[ Names ]

Lest we forget

Back Inscription

This flagpole was donated by the Curran family 

In memory of Rex
Killed on Kokoda Trail 9th August 1942, age 22 years

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