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
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
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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