John Timothy Franks & Oliver Willis OsbornePrint Page
Gates at the entrance to Jugiong Memorial Park are erected to commemorate John Franks (Australian Army) and Oliver Osborne (Royal Australian Air Force) who were killed in action in during World War Two.
The erection of the gates and the planning of the park is a tribute from the citizens of Jugiong to the memory of those who fell and those who served in the great fight for freedom. Mr Sheahan said: " We are privileged to be present at the opening of the Memorial Gates to honour two local boys John Timothy Franks and Oliver Willis Osborne, who paid the supreme sacrifice, that we might enjoy our way of life as we are doing this afternoon. I am sure that would have been their dearest wish. We salute that valour and courage."
Cootamundra Herald (NSW), 18 May 1954.
|Address:||Riverside Drive (Old Hume Highway) , Jugiong Memorial Park, Jugiong , 2726|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.823425|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 15th May, 1954|
JUGIONG WAR MEMORIAL PARK
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
JOHN TIMOTHY FRANKS
OLIVER WILLIS OSBORNE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1939 – 1945