Attunga War Memorial

Description: 

The Attunga War Memorial consists of a large wrought iron gate with two smaller gates with four decorative brick pillars at the entrance to the Attunga War Memorial Park. There is a large plaque dedicated to those Attunga men and women who served their country in World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War. It was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Ian Sinclair MP on 25 April 1998.

On Wednesday 5 February 1919 a public meeting was held in the Attunga Hall for the erection of an Honor Roll for the Attunga and District Soldiers. A patriotic race meeting was held in March to raise funds for the Attunga Honor Roll and some sixty pounds was raised. The committee continued and on 5 May 1953 a War Memorial Ball was held to raise further funds. 

The Attunga War Memorial has been a place of remembrance for the surrounding district for at least the last 30 years and has had a memorial service at 3pm every Anzac Day for at least the same period. It is attended by ex service personnel, the local school and community together with the Scottish pipe band from Tamworth. It is always followed by a public afternoon tea at the Attunga Hall.

It is a significant site in Attunga.

 

Inscription: 

Gates:

ATTUNGA WAR MEMORIAL

1914 : 18
1939 : 45

 

Plaque:

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE ATTUNGA MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF WAR

1914 - 1918 WWI
[list of names]

1939 - 1945 WWII
[list of names]

Vietnam Veterans
[list of names]

OFFICIALLY OPENED BY RT. HON. IAN SINCLAIR M.P.,
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEW ENGLAND
SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APRIL 25 1998

 

Dedication date: 

25/04/1958
 

War: 

World War 1
World War 2
Vietnam War
 
Iron-wrought gates spelling out "ATTUNGA WAR MEMORIAL".Attunga War Memorial, memorial plaque at gateAttunga War Memorial gates and plaque, side view
 

Recorded by: 

Private; updated by Graham Wilson
 

Established date: 

25/04/1998
 
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Located on Anzac Park Attunga frontage
 

Address Data: 

Corner of Attunga and Cross Streets
Attunga NSW 2345
 
 

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