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Gates commemorate Arnold H. Bennett who died in service as a prisoner of war on the Burma-Thailand Railway in 1943 during World War Two.

WOODSTOCK, Fri. — The streets of Woodstock were decorated today for the visit of the Governor, Sir John Northcott, who unveiled memorials to a young Woodstock nurse and a soldier who were killed during the second world war. About 1,000 people were in the street when the Governor arrived. He was escorted by a police patrol and the Cowra Band to a memorial park where he unveiled a tablet in the memory of Arnold Bennett, who died while a prisoner of war in the South West Pacific. He was entertained at a dinner tonight and received debutantes at the annual R.S.L. ball. 
National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 20 November 1954.

Location

Address:Rankin Street, Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall, Woodstock, 2793
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.744326
Long: 148.850186
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-December-1943
Actual Event End Date:04-December-1943

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th November, 1954
Front Inscription

ARNOLD H. BENNETT

 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

These Gates
Were Opened By
Sir John Northcott
Governor of N.S.W.  
Nov. 19  1954

Plaque :

NX 31809
PTE ARNOLD H BENNETT
2/20 Battalion A.I.F.
Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice
Burma Thailand Railway
4 - 12 - 1943

Source: MA,SKP
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