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
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
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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