Connolly Park WWI Memorial Gates and Brigadier Frederick Galleghan Memorial Plaque


The memorial gate consists of two sandstone pillars with polished stone name plates listing First World War veterans. They were dedicated on 23 February 1924.

An accompanying plaque to dedicated to Brigadier Sir Frederick Galleghan (also known as 'Black Jack'), who saw service in the First and Second World Wars.

The memorials are located in the south east corner of Connolly Park.


Above each gate post

Honour Roll


Australia Remembers 1945-1995

F. Gallagher on this panel served in World War I as a Sergeant in the 34th Battalion. Frederick Galleghan is best remembered as 'Black Jack' commanding officer of the 2/30th Battalion and commander of Australian prisoners of war at Changi Prison during World War II Brigadier Sir Frederick Galleghan. DSO. OBE. ISO. ED Died 20th April 1971. Sponsored by Friends of the City of Newcastle Regiment.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
M Aberton World War 1 view
J Adams World War 1 KIA view
R Andrews World War 1 view
A Avard World War 1 KIA view
W Bailey World War 1 view
J Balks World War 1 view
W Barrington World War 1 DOW view
F Bartlett World War 1 view
J Bell World War 1 KIA view
E Bertholli World War 1 view

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Connolly Park
Cnr Cowper and Fitzroy Streets
Carrington NSW 2294
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
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  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45