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The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.

It specifically records Private Nugent Robert Wildman who was killed in action at Bullecourt, France in 1917 during World War One and also contains a roll of honour of those who enlisted from the district. The land on which the memorial stands was named Wildman park in 1919. 

Last week the Rev. N. Nivey, rector of Koorawatha, received a cable from the base records asking him to convey the sad news to Mr. and Mrs. James Wildman, of Crowther, that their son, Private J. N. R. Wildman, killed in action in France on 8th May. The deceased soldier, who was a fine stamp of manhood, was 28 years old. He was an only son and was born in New Zealand, coming to Young district at the age of two years. He grew up to be an honest, and clean living man, and at the time of enlistment, was engaged in sharefarming operations on the property of Mr. P. Cass, at Crowther, throwing aside the ploughshare for the sword about twelve months ago. Before giving up his life for his country, he was able to do service for his country in several severe battles on the western front. Reference to Private Wildman's death, also the death of two other Koorawatha soldiers was made by the rector at St. Paul's Church of England, Koorawatha, on Sunday morning. The Rev. Mr. Nivey spoke of the sacrifices made by these heroic men in giving their lives for their country and offering consolation with the bereaved. The hymns "When our Heads are bowed with Woe," and "On the Resurrection Morning" were sung during the service.
Young Witness (NSW), 5 June 1917.


Address:Olympic Highway, Wildman Park, Crowther, 2803
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.097011
Long: 148.506378
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:08-May-1917
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1917


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Front Inscription


Private N. R. Wildman

Killed in action at Bullecourt, France on 8th May 1917, 
Aged 28 years

He fought a great fight, in the "Trenches", in responce to our dear nations call :

Australia is proud of her man who gave up his life for us all.

Left Side Inscription

Roll of Honour

1914 - 19 

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Right Side Inscription

Roll of Honour

1914 - 19 

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