Byron Bay War Memorial Gates and Memorial Park

Description

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.

Inscription

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 Vincent Watego WW2 KIA NX47877 AIF 13th Btn Egypt view
Private Robert Leslie Walsh WW2 DOD NX37706 AIF 30th Btn Malaya view
Private Henry Thompson WW1 DOD 1978 AIF 60th Btn France view
C Richardson KIA 9 or 10 May 1915 in Gallipoli Gallipoli view
2nd Lt Alexander Reid WW1 KIA AIF 26th Btn France view
L Clp Stanley Reginald Read WW2 DOD NX47552 AIF 4th Pnr Bn Australia view
Flt Sgt Ronald James Rays WW2 KIA 420270 RAF 101 Sqn NW Europe view
Sgt Hunter Arthur North WW2 KIA 402279 RAAF 57 Sqn English Chl view
Private Sidney Alfred Montgomery WW1 KIA 2096 AIF 35th Btn Belgium view
P Officer Keith John Miller WW2 KIA 404348 RAAF 57 Sqn Netherlands view
Address
Cnr Tennyson and Marvell Streets
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Garden or park
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Kerry Rice - Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch
Established date
1946
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 ''; }
Conflict/s
  • 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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