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The District Band Memorial consists pillars at the entrance of Carrington Park erected to commemorate members of the Young and District Band who served in World War One.

The right pillar is dedicated in memory of Arthur Lee and Frederick Dirou who died in the conflict. The left pillar contains a marble honour roll of band members who served in that conflict. 

On Sunday afternoon next the Young Town Band will play a special programme in the Young Park. A collection will be taken up at the gates, the proceeds will be devoted to a memorial and honor roll to the memory of the late Drum Major Arthur Lee who was killed at the front. The new uniforms will be worn by bandsmen for the first time and the band will march from the old drill hall to the Park. A large crowd is expected to be present. 
Young Witness (NSW), 5 February 1918.


Address:Campbell Street, Carrington Park, Young, 2594
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.316004
Long: 148.293361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1918
Left Side Inscription

Young and District Band

Honor Roll

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Sequitur Victoria Fortes

Right Side Inscription

In grateful remembrance of Drum Major Arthur Lee and bandsman Frederick Dirou who were killed in France in the Great War 1914 - 1919.

These pillars were erected by Young & District Band & subscribers. 

Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.


Source: MA
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