Ariah Park War Memorial

Description

The memorial is a freestone pillar on ironstone steps, surmounted by a statue of a First World War Australian infantryman made from white carrara marble by A. Casagrande. His bayonet has been broken off the rifle, as has the bottom of the scabbard. The forefinger and thumb on the left hand are also missing. The memorial is surrounded by a low metal chain fence with ornate iron posts and a metal flagpole stands to the north side.

Inscription

Plaque one

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF ARIAH PARK AND DISTRICT TO COMMEMORATE THE NAMES OF HER SONS WHO LEFT HERE TO FIGHT IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque two

UNVEILED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHAPLAIN WILLIAM Mc KENZIE M.C. 'FIGHTING MAC.' ON 15TH OCTOBER 1919.

Plaque three

SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 -1945

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ARIAH PARK AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.

Plaque four 

BAPAUME BULLECOURT FLEURBAIX HILL 60 MESSINES PERONNE POZIERES PASSCHENDALE POLYGON WOOD SOMME ST QUENTIN YPRES VILLIERS-BRETTONEAUX NORTH SEA

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
E S D Adams World War 2 view
Pte J Adams World War 1 KIA 02.04.1917 2613 AIF 56th Btn France view
L J Adams World War 1 view
N B Ashton World War 2 view
W A Ashton World War 2 view
G G Ballantyne World War 2 view
G T Ballantyne World War 2 view
Pte J G Ballantyne World War 1 KIA 30.09.1918 4528 AIF 53rd Btn Tincourt, France view
T Barr World War 1 view
W Barton World War 1 view
Address
Coolamon and Pitt Streets
Ariah Park NSW 2665
Local Government Area
  • Temora Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters and Sarah Levarre- Waters
Established date
1919
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1919-10-15
Dedication date
15 October 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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