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The bronze bust of an "Unknown Soldier" commemorates those who served in World War One. 

Funding of $8182 was received in 2018 through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program for the sculpture. 

As part of the Centenary of Armistice Grant Program, Patrick Bugden VC Gardens was successful in receiving funding for a bronze bust of an “Unknown soldier”, which was unveiled on Friday morning after the service. The bust has been made by local sculptor Susan Kaden and is part of a wider community initiative to commemorate WWI in the local region in conjunction with Byron RSL sub-Branch. RSL LifeCare’s Patrick Bugden VC Gardens has a direct link to WWI - it is named after local boy and WWI soldier Patrick Bugden who was the first Australian ever to receive the Victoria Cross. 
RSL LifeCare Facebook, 13 November 2018. 


Address:184 Broken Head Road, RSL LifeCare, Patrick Bugden VC Gardens, Suffolk Park, 2481
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.686629
Long: 153.607308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Susan Kaden (sculptor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2018
Front Inscription
"World War One (1914 - 1918) was an opportunity for the newly federated Australia to demonstrate its committment to the British Empire.  The hopes and fears of a young nation turned to an enemy never seen and frontlines unknown.
       420,000 Australians enlisted for the First World War.
            164,030 were from New South Wales -
the highest proportion of able-bodied men per state or territory
         62,000 young Australians never returned 
In this centenary year - 2018 - we remember them
                        Lest We Forget"
Source: MA, DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au