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26-September-2012
26-September-2012

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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. 

An imposing memorial at Jugiong was officially opened on Saturday last by the NSW Attorney General, the Hon. W.F. Sheahan, QC, LIB, MLA. The memorial has been erected to perpetuate the memory of two Jugiong residents who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. They were Bill Osborne (RAAF) and Jack Franks (AIF). The memorial takes the form of an entrance to Jugiong`s Memorial Park. From two stone columns are swung the wrought iron ornamental gates. In the centre of each column is a laurel wreath with the commemorative information inside. 

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.

 

Location

Address:Riverside Drive (Old Hume Highway) , Jugiong Memorial Park, Jugiong , 2726
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.823425
Long: 148.326516
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th May, 1954
Left Side Inscription

JUGIONG WAR MEMORIAL PARK

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY 
1939-1945 

Right Side Inscription
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
                     OF  

JOHN TIMOTHY FRANKS 
                       AND 
OLIVER WILLIS OSBORNE 
        WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 
      FOR THEIR COUNTRY

       1939 – 1945
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