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 Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private Kevin Francis Hogan WW2 KIA NX73303 AIF 12 F Amb Centaur view
Sapper Jack Raymond Hollingworth WW1 KIA 190 AIF Engineers Belgium view
Sgt William Wallace Hopper WW2 Acc Kd 425939 RAAF 1 Air Obs Evans Head view
Private Jack Hunter WW1 KIA 3067 AIF 13th Btn France view
Private Alfred Edward Johnson WW1 DOW 3938 AIF 31st Btn France view
Cpl William Athol Kildey WW2 KIA NX45487 AIF 30th Btn Malaya view
Private Frank Kimpton WW1 KIA 1970 AIF 13th Btn Turkey view
Private Reginald Thomas Madden WW2 DOD NX47475 AIF 4ITB Australia view
WO Francis James Egan Maughan WW2 Acc Kd 412561 RAAF 1 Operational Training Unit East Sale, Victoria view
Pvte John Ernest McGrath WW2 DPOW QX18378 AIF 2/26th Battalion Rakuyo Maru view
Cnr Tennyson and Marvell Streets
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
  • Roadside
Location status
Memorial type
  • Garden or 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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