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Glen Innes Anzac Park National Service Memorial

Glen Innes Anzac Park National Service Memorial
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Martin Butterfield
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Description / Background

The memorial is large granite rock, in the shape of headstone, mounted in a cement base. The badge of the National Servicemen's Association is at the base of the stone and a plaque is attached in the centre.

Inscription

Plaque 1

National Service in Australia

Commencing in 1951 and following the introduction of the National Service Act, all fit young men of 18 years of age began fulltime compulsory military training in the Army, Navy or Air Force. Until 1959, 227,000 men were inducted for National Service training. In 1965 National Service was again introduced for men aged 20 years chosen through a birth day ballot system. 63,790 men were called up until it ceased in 1972. National Servicemen saw active service in South Vietnam where 200 lost their lives and a further 1,279 were wounded in action of injured. National Servicemen also served in Malaysia and other South-East Asian countries. Many went on to serve a voluntarily in regular, CMF, and reserve forces. This memorials is a Tribute to their Service, and their Sacrifices.

"They also serve, who stand and wait"

Erected and dedicated by the Glen Innes and District National Servicemen's Association Sub-Branch

Plaque 2

National Servicemen's Association
51 72
Navy - Army - Airforce
National Service

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Address
Anzac Park
Cnr West Avenue and Meade Street
Glen Innes NSW 2370
Local Government Area
Glen Innes Severn Council
Setting
Garden/park
Memorial type
Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
Martin Butterfield
Conflict/s
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Materials
Granite