Coffs Harbour Memorial Wall

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Description

The memorial consists of a polished 'Bessa' block wall, divided into two smaller walls by a walkway in the middle. Attached to both walls are numerous bronze plaques and honour rolls, which commemorate all conflicts and peacekeeping missions in which Australia has been involved. 

The wall was dedicated on 11 November 2005. Over time, additional plaques have been added, including two for the Korean War. These were unveiled by Coffs Harbour Korean War veteran Max Gant on 27 July 2012. 

The wall is located in Anzac Park, facing Vernon Street. It stands behind the Coffs Harbour Cenotaph and adjacent to the Coffs Harbour Ex-servicemen and Women's Memorial Club. Commemorative services are held in the park.

Materials
  • Bronze
  • Concrete
Inscription

Left wall

We will remember them

Right wall

Lest we forget

Honour roll 1

Coffs Harbour
WWI
1914–1919
Honour Roll
[Names]
* Killed in action

Honour roll 2

Coffs Harbour
WWII
1939–1945
Honour Roll
[Names]
Women's Services
[Names]
* Killed in action

Dedication plaque

This wall is dedicated to those men
and women who made the supreme
sacrifice and to those who served
their county in the following
wars and conflicts

World War I 1914–18
World War II 1939–45
Korea 1950–53
Malaya 1950–60
Malaya/Borneo 1963–66
Vietnam 1962–1972
Gulf War 1991

Other conflicts and peace keeping
operations and to those who will
serve their country in any future
wars or conflicts

We will remember them  

Right wall - Korean War plaque 1

LEST WE FORGET
OUR COMRADES WHO REMAIN ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF NORTH KOREA
ARMY
ARMY 1-2-3 RAR
[Names]
RAAF
RAAF- 77 Squadron
[Names]
RAN
RAN - FLEET AIR ARM - 805 SQUADRON
[Names]
MISSING IN ACTION THEIR SOULS FINDING THEIR WAY HOME
THIS PLAQUE WAS GENEROUSLY DONATED BY VICTOR RULLUS FUNERAL SERVICES AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Right wall - Korean War plaque 2

In memory of
Korea
1950–1956

Right wall - plaque

This memorial is dedicated
to those who served in all conflicts
to preserve our freedom
"Lest we forget"

Right wall - plaque

[Australia Remembers 1945–1995]

Victory
in Europe
8th May, 1945

Victory
in the Pacific
15th August, 1945

Right wall - plaque

This plaque is dedicated to the
Nurses of Australia

The Coffs Harbour RSL sub Branch joins
the citizens of Coffs Harbour in paying
tribute to the nurses who made the 
supreme sacrifice and to all nurses of 
Australia who administered healing
and compassion to all Australian
Defence Force personnel in all
conflicts at home and abroad

Lest we forget

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
T Bond First World War, 1914–18 view
Private V R Bond Second World War, 1939–45 N74610 Australian Army view
Private J H Booth Second World War, 1939–45 NX191896 Australian Army view
J Booth Second World War, 1939–45 view
Warrant Officer William John Bottrell Second World War, 1939–45 15137 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
H Boultwood Second World War, 1939–45 view
Lance Corporal Edmund George Bourke Korean War, 1950–53 2/401173 Australian Army 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment view
Lieutenant Eric Arthur Bowen First World War, 1914–18 1875 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
T Boyle First World War, 1914–18 view
Warrant Officer J T Bradford R38482 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) view

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Address
Anzac Park
8 Vernon Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Wall
Recorded by
Coffs Harbour RSL sub-Branch. Marlene Gordon, Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc. Graham Wilson.
Year of construction
2005
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
11 November 2005
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
  • Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • All conflicts