Dorrigo War Memorial

Col DixonDorrigo RSL Sub BranchCol Dixon

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. 


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 Campaign Link
F Wright World War 1 view
W A Woodford World War 1 view
J Williamson World War 1 view
W White World War 1 view
J J Turner World War 2 view
W Thompson World War 1 view
G Sweeney World War 2 view
C F Stock World War 2 view
S P Starr World War 1 view
E Slater World War 2 view
Waterfall Way and Hickory Street
Dorrigo NSW 2453
Local Government Area
  • Bellingen Shire
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Dorrigo RSL Sub Branch and Col Dixon
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
16 April 1921
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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