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
Sgt Alexander Buchanan WW1 KIA 1658 AIF 26th Btn France view
2nd Lt Alexander Reid WW1 KIA AIF 26th Btn France view
Private Alfred Edward Johnson WW1 DOW 3938 AIF 31st Btn France view
Cpl Arthur Beaumont Goard WW1 KIA 6744 AIF 2nd Btn Belgium view
Private Burdett Carr WW2 DPOW NX67398 AIF AASC Borneo view
C Richardson KIA 9 or 10 May 1915 in Gallipoli Gallipoli view
W O Clement Thistleton Halpin WW2 KIA 420746 RAAF 3 Sqn Italy view
Private Daniel William Goodsell WW1 KIA 4534 AIF MGC Belgium view
Private Ernest Thomas Cusack WW1 DOD 508 AIF 5th Btn UK view
WO Francis James Egan Maughan WW2 Acc Kd 412561 RAAF 1 Operational Training Unit East Sale, Victoria 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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