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Walgett Soldiers Memorial Inscription
Walgett Soldiers Memorial Inscription

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Glen Yeomans / Sandra Brown / Fred Brunings

The monument was erected to commemorate the close of the World War One and records the names of those men who voluntarily left the district to take part in it, some of whom made the supreme sacrifice. Funding was received in 2014 for the restoration of the memorial. 

WEARNE AT WALGETT. - Monday. Mr. Wearne, Minister for Lands, arrived here on Saturday. He was met at the railway station by shire councillors. Today he will unveil the soldiers' memorial monument in the main street, also an honour board at the Public school, and receive a large number of deputations. Mr. Doe, M.L.A., is with him. The Minister intends returning to Sydney tomorrow, going by car to Burren Junction. 
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 27 June 1922.


Address:Castlereagh Highway & Wee Waa Street, Walgett, 2832
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.021506
Long: 148.116474
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
Monument Manufacturer:D. W. Carter & Co (Sydney, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 26th June, 1922
Front Inscription

Those who fell

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Left Side Inscription

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The Great War
1914 - 1919

Memorial erected by the Walgett Shire Council

To commemorate the deeds of our soldiers and to record the names of those who enlisted from the District.

W. A. Bell

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Source: MA
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