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The plaque commemorates those of the 13th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 during World War One.

The Battalion Flag also hangs in this Cathedral.

The ceremony of the unvelling and dedicating of a brass memorial to the memory of the officers and men of the 13th Battalion who fell on Gallipoli was performed at evensong at Newcastle Cathedral last night. The flag of the battalion already hangs in the Cathedral at the wish of the officers of the battalion before they went into action. The brass is the gift of Lieutenant-Colonel G. J. Burnage C.B., O.C., who also, at the Dean's request, performed the ceremony of unveiling the tablet.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
10 July 1916.


Address:52 Church Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.929098
Long: 151.78031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th July, 1916
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

And in memory of the Officers and men of the 13th Battalion Australian Imperial Force who fell in the service of King & Country on Gallipoli in 1915. 

This tablet is erected by Lt.-Col. G. J. Burnage, C.B., O.C. 

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

The Battalion Flag hangs in the Cathedral.

Source: NRWM, MA
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