Dorrigo War Memorial

Col DixonDorrigo RSL Sub BranchCol Dixon
Description

The Dorrigo War Memorial is a brown stone pillar surmounted by a white stone statue of a soldier, facing east. The names of First World War veterans are carved into the sides of the pillar and coloured gold. Originally established in 1921, dedication and honour roll plaques for those who served in the Second World War have been added at a later date. These plaques are attached to the original stonework. The monument is surrounded by a small garden with ground lighting to illuminate the memorial at night. It forms a roundabout in the centre of the Waterfall Way and Hickory Street intersection. The memorial was rededicated by the Dorrigo community on 25 April 1998. It has since suffered considerable damage in a car accident on 14 May 2020. 

Inscription

Eastern Face - top

In honour and grateful memory of the men who in the Great War 1914-1919.
Gave their lives that we might live
"Lest we forget"

Eastern Face - middle plaque

Re dedicated by the Dorrigo community
25 April 1998

Eastern Face - base

Erected by the residents of Dorrigo

Western Face - top

For King and Empire
1914 - 1919.
Dorrigo's contribution to the Great War. 460 men, 1 nurse.

Western Face - middle plaque

Heroes of 1939-1945 War
who paid the supreme sacrifice.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
D Roberts World War 2 view
H Robinson World War 1 view
Pte Donald Ewan Ross World War 1 KIA 4889 AIF 4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement view
G Ryder World War 2 view
W Ryder World War 1 view
W Sackley World War 1 view
S Sawtell World War 1 view
C Shepherd World War 1 view
C F Sinclair World War 1 view
E Slater World War 2 view
Address
Waterfall Way and Hickory Street
Dorrigo NSW 2453
Local Government Area
  • Bellingen Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Dorrigo RSL Sub Branch and Col Dixon
Established date
1921
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
04/16/1921
Dedication date
16 April 1921
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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