Byron Bay War Memorial Gates and Memorial Park Sports Fields


The Memorial Gates create a formal entrance to the sports field. Four brick columns support black marble tablets which hold the names of the local men who fell in both World Wars. Three copper arches have the following wording - World War 1 In Remembrance; World War 2 In Remebrance; Korea Malaya Borneo Vietnam Other Conflicts In Remebrance. Iron gates provide access to the park lands. The current memorial replaced original wooden gates erected in 1919 which had an overhead section listing the names of the fallen from WW1.


Please note - the Southern Cross University holds a well preserved photograph of some of the veterans commemorated on this memorial. If you have a family relation to any of the listed men, please contact the Register so that you might be put in touch with the records officer.



19 names from WW1 and 23 names from WW2 on black marble tablets.


Recorded by: 

Kerry Rice - Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch

Established date: 


Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location

Address Data: 

Tennyson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481

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Veterans Listed

Rank FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict Status Service Unit Campaign Link
Private Theodore Bertram Armfield WW1 KIA AIF 9th Btn France view
Private William Henry Armfield WW1 KIA AIF 49th Btn France view
Private Percy Wadman Baker WW1 KIA AIF 26th Btn France view
Flt Sgt Reginald Stanley Brandon WW2 KIA RAAF 459 Sqn Mid East view
Trooper William Ridd Bryce WW1 DOW AIF Camel Cp Palestine view
Sgt Alexander Buchanan WW1 KIA AIF 26th Btn France view
Private Burdett Carr WW2 DPOW AIF AASC Borneo view
Private Will Curtis WW1 DOD AIF 49th Btn France view
Private Ernest Thomas Cusack WW1 DOD AIF 5th Btn UK view
Private Grose Henry Dawe WW2 DPOW AIF 2nd Btn Germany view