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25-November-2017
25-November-2017

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The monument commeorates members of the Parish who served in World War Two.

It was built by Squadron Leader Arthur Whitehurst who had commanded a squadron at Ashfield during the period 1941 to 1946, and whose son Douglas Arthur Whitehurst had died in action in World War Two. The memorial contains the names of 22 men from the parish who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two, and also those who served. 

A memorial service attended by Australian Air Force Cadet has been held annually since it was opened by the State Governor Lieutenant General John Northcott in 1946. 

Air Training Corps Cadets from the Ashfield Flight, and members of the V.D.C. will form a guard of honor to His Excellency the Governor (Lt. General Northcott) when he attends the Church of St. John's, Ashfield, His Excellency will unveil a cenotaph erected in memory of 22 lads of the parish who died in World War II, and in honor of over 700 others who served.
Truth (Sydney), 27 October 1946.

 

Location

Address:81 Alt Street, St John`s Anglican Church, Ashfield, 2131
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.881417
Long: 151.127595
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Link:http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

To the glory of God

Erected in memory of F.Sgt. Douglas Arthur Whitehurst
Aged 20 years

Fighter pilot R.A.A.F
Killed in India

6th May 1994

2nd World War 1939 - 45

Per Ardua Ad Astra

Plaque :

In memory of former members of the Air Training Corps who lost their lives in defence of Australia

1941 - 1945

 

Left Side Inscription

In everlasting memory to those parishioners of St John`s Church of England Ashfield who served in the fighting forces of Australia during the 2nd World War

1939 - 1945

Back Inscription

To the glory of God

In memory to parishioners of St John`s Church Ashfield who made the supreme sacrifice during the 2nd World War

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

THey shall not growl old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them mor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Right Side Inscription

In everlasting memory to those parishioners of St John`s Church of England Ashfield who served in the fighting forces of Australia during the 2nd World War

1939 - 1945

Source: MA,HNSW
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