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The Soldiers Memorial commemorates those from the District who served in World War One. 

On Saturday last the small town of Collie paid splendid tribute to its fallen soldiers and volunteers, when a fine memorial monument was unveiled by Captain W. F. Dunn (late A.I.F.). There was a large gathering of people from the surrounding countryside, and over 50 motor cars were parked in the neighbourhood of the unveiling. The Rev. A.L. Wylde, of the Bush Brotherhood, Gilgandra,was the officiciating clergyman, giving a stirring and impressive address. Other speakers were Messrs. J. A. Clark, M.L.A., J. Brophy, of Collie, and W. E. Tink, President of the Timbrobongie Shire Council. The  monument, which was manufactured and erected by Messrs. W. Larcombe and Son, of Dubbo, is about 14 feet high, and is obelisk shaped. 

The ground in which the monument stands is part of the school grounds, abutting to the main street, and was given as a free grant by the Government for its memorial purposes. It is intended to surround the monument in the near future with ornamental trees and a lawn, Carved on the front of the die which fronts the street are the names of those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice, seven in number, while the thirty-four who volunteered are inscribed on the side. 
The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW), 27 May 1924. 


Address:Bundemar & Curban Streets, former School Grounds, Collie, 2827
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.664828
Long: 148.298704
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:W. Larcombe & Son (Dubbo, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:W. Larcombe & Son (Dubbo, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th May, 1924
Front Inscription

This monument was erected by the residents of Collie and District

In memory of all those who fell and in honour of those who served in the Great War

1914 - 1919

Killed in action
[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Men who served their King and Country.

[ Names ]

Plaque :

2789053 Christopher J Nelson

4 RAR / NZ (ANZAC) Battalion

South Vietnam 

1968 - 69

Source: SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au