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Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park Gates commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. 

The fine memorial gates at Linfield Park and the district honor roll they are to carry, were unveiled and formally opened by Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of residents, those on the temporary platform including Messrs. Pratten, M.P., Loxton, M.L.A., and Mcintosh (president of the Kuringai Shire Council). In his address, Sir Charles Rosenthal said that the gates might be taken to symbolise the portals to their own possessions made safe for them by the sacrifices of their own men and the other troops allied with them. Australia was not the only country in the the world that had not had an experience of warfare within her own borders, and Lindfield's proportion of killed -30 out of about 180— represented a far greater percentage than that of any other centre, the general average being about 10 per cent. Referring to returned soldiers in their midst, Sir Charles said that many people talked very glibly of bringing out immigrants, but forgot all about the men who needed a helping hand after having made sacrifices for Australia. It was stated that of the £1300 which the memorial gates cost, only about £80 remained to be raised. 
Sunday Times (Sydney), 5 November 1922.


Address:Tryon Road, Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park, East Lindfield, 2070
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.770085
Long: 151.18079
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th November, 1922
Source: MA, NRWM
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