Connolly Park WWI Memorial Gates and Brigadier Frederick Galleghan Memorial Plaque

Description

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.

Inscription

Above each gate post:

Honour Roll

Plaque:

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

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J Woods World War 1 view
W Woodward World War 1 view
T Woodward World War 1 view
R Worlin World War 1 view
A Worthington World War 1 view
G York World War 1 view
L York World War 1 KIA view
H Zimmerman World War 1 view
Address
Cnr Cowper and Fitzroy Streets,
Connolly Park,
Carrington NSW 2294
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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