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The Melville Reserve War Memorial Gate & Pedestian Bridge commemorate those from the district who served in World War One.

The iron gate on Hampstead Road was erected by the citizens of Flemington to commemorate those who enlisted in World War One. The pedestrian bridge which crosses Saleyards Creek was erected by the citizens of Flemington to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Residents of Flemington have raised about £120 towards tho cost of erecting a suitable memorial to those who enlisted from the district for active service during the war. The local feeling is in favour of memorial gates at the entrance to Airey Park, and the secretary to the memorial committee has asked the council if it would erect the gates if the amount mentioned was handed over to it.  The council viewed the proposal sympathetically, but as it may be necessary to resume some land in order to provide a more suitable approach to the entrance to the park. The matter was referred to the works committee for consideration and report.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5 August 1925.


Address:Hampstead Road, Melville Reserve, Homebush West, 2140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.868662
Long: 151.070132
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Left Side Inscription
These Gate Was Erected By
The Citizens Of Flemington
In Honour Of Those Who
Enlisted In The Great War

This Bridge Was Erected
By The Citizens Of Flemington
To The Memory Of Those Who
Fell In The Great War
Source: NRWM, MA
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