Byron Bay War Memorial Gates and Memorial Park


The Memorial Gates create a formal entrance to the Byron Bay Recreation Grounds, originally dedicated as a Memorial Park. Four brick columns support black marble tablets inscribed with an honour roll. There are 19 names of those who fell from the First World War and 23 names from the Second World War. Three copper arches link the columns, and bear the dedications. Iron gates provide access to the grounds.  

These gates replaced the original wooden gates unveiled with the Memorial Park on 11 November 1922. The original gates had an overhead section listing the names of the fallen from the First World War.

Note: 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 NSW War Memorials Register to be put in touch with the University's records officer.


Left arch

World War I
In Remembrance

Centre arch

Korea Malaya Borneo Vietnam Other Conflicts
In Remebrance

Right arch

World War II 
In Remebrance

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private William Henry Armfield WW1 KIA 2382 AIF 49th Btn France view
Private Theodore Bertram Armfield WW1 KIA 4444 AIF 9th Btn France view
Private Percy Wadman Baker WW1 KIA 1717 AIF 26th Btn France view
Flt Sgt Reginald Stanley Brandon WW2 KIA 403416 RAAF 459 Sqn Mid East view
Trooper William Ridd Bryce WW1 DOW 2302 AIF Camel Cp Palestine view
Sgt Alexander Buchanan WW1 KIA 1658 AIF 26th Btn France view
Private Burdett Carr WW2 DPOW NX67398 AIF AASC Borneo view
Private Will Curtis WW1 DOD 3377A AIF 49th Btn France view
Private Ernest Thomas Cusack WW1 DOD 508 AIF 5th Btn UK view
Private Grose Henry Dawe WW2 DPOW NX2206 AIF 2nd Btn Germany view
Cnr Tennyson and Marvell Streets
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
  • Roadside
Location status
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Kerry Rice - Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch
Established date
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • All conflicts

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