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Candelo War Memorial Front Inscription : December 2013
Candelo War Memorial Front Inscription : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. Plaques were erected at a later date listing the names of those who had served in World War Two, the B.C.O.F, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

The memorial is a polished grey granite obelisk on a concrete base.

The unveiling of the Candelo District Soldiers Memorial on Sunday afternoon attracted the largest and most representative gathering we have seen in the local park. Cr J. P. Allen, representing the Shire Council, was pleased to have the opportunity of bowing his head in reverence for the men who had done their bit so nobly in the great war. The roll of honor showed how well the Candelo district had responded to the call. He paid a special tribute to those who had made the supreme sacrifice. President of the Memorial Committee, Mr J Scarvell unveiled the memorial.
The Southern Record and Advertiser (NSW ), 24th May 1924.



Address:William Street, John Gordon Memorial Park, Candelo, 2550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.768001
Long: 149.694708
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th May, 1924
Front Inscription

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This Memorial Was Erected
By The Residents Of Candelo
In Honour Of The Men Of The
District Who Served In
The Great War
1914 - 1919.

Plaque :

In Proud Memory Of Those Men And Women
Who Served In World War II 
Korea And Vietnam
And Of Those Who Passed
From The Sight Of Man.

"Lest We Forget"


Left Side Inscription

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World War 2 1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget


Back Inscription

B.C.O.F 1945 -1952
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Korea 1952 - 1953
[ Name ]

Vietnam 1965 - 1973
[ Name ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

World War 2 1939 - 1945

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Lest We Forget


Source: SKP, NWRM, MA
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