Byron Bay War Memorial Gates and Memorial Park Sports Fields

Description

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.

Inscription

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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Flt Sgr John Glen Dening WW2 KIA 405576 RAF 44 Sqn Netherlands view
Sgt William George Drew WW2 Acc Kd 24534 RAAF 3 Op Tng SW Pacific view
Private Leonard Mortimer Duncan WW1 KIA 4170 AIF 2nd Btn France view
Private Frederick Walter Flick WW1 KIA 2312 AIF 42nd Btn Belgium view
Private Leslie Arthur Glypin WW2 DPOW NX71854 AIF HQ AIF Thailand view
Cpl Arthur Beaumont Goard WW1 KIA 6744 AIF 2nd Btn Belgium view
Private Daniel William Goodsell WW1 KIA 4534 AIF MGC Belgium view
LAC Leonard Jack Hackett WW2 Acc Kd 170901 RAAF 5 C U Townsville view
W O Clement Thistleton Halpin WW2 KIA 420746 RAAF 3 Sqn Italy view
Private Hector Hamilton WW2 DPOW NX49269 AIF 19th Btn Borneo view
Address
Tennyson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Kerry Rice - Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch
Established date
1946

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