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Commemorates those who served in World War Two.

Monument characteristics :

A polished wooden board with names and inscription in gilt. Inset into the board, below the inscriptions and veterans' names, is an open copy of the Gospel of St John in the Gogodara Language. [Gogodara is a dialect of an indigenous tribe of Western Papua.]


Address:13 Margaret Street, Hunters Hill Theatre, Woolwich, 2110
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.840814
Long: 151.168858
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

                                  LEST WE FORGET
                                    1939 † 1945

We remember those who served and fell, and also those who served them well, for both we seek Christ's saving grace, though both are men of a different race.

This living memorial is dedicated to those who went from the Parish of St John’s, Woolwich, and gave their lives in World War 2, 1939-1945. It takes the form of the translation and printing of two thousand copies of St John’s Gospel in the language of the Gogodara people, some of whom served with the Australian Military Forces in New Guinea.

(opened copy of St John’s Gospel)
The Gospel of St John in the Gogodara language

Source: NRWM
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