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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
Dedicated to the memory of
Rexleigh W. Curran
William R. Kilpatrick
Who so valiantly gave their all that freedom might live and in honour of those who served in World War II
1945 - 1995
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Lest we forget
This flagpole was donated by the Curran family
In memory of Rex
Killed on Kokoda Trail 9th August 1942, age 22 years