Ariah Park War Memorial

Description

The memorial is a statue of a World War I Australian infantryman in white carrara marble by A. Casagrande. It stands on a freestone base and ironstone steps and is surrounded by a low metal chain fence with ornate iron posts. The bayonet has been broken off the rifle as has the bottom of the scabbard and the forefinger and thumb on the left hand of the digger are missing. There is a metal flagpole on the north side of the monument.

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:

SECONDWORLD 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 Conflict/s 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 Street and Pitt Street,
Ariah Park NSW 2665
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters and Sarah Levarre- Waters
Established date
1919
Dedication date
1919-10-15 00:00:00.0

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