Gregson Park First World War Memorial


The memorial is a sandstone column with marble plaques inset into each of the four sides. On top is a marble soldier holding a flag. The soldier is facing the south east. There are three flag poles around this memorial. The memorial is located on the south east corner of Gregson Park, at the intersection of several footpaths.


South east face - top

This monument was erected by the citizens of Hamilton in honour of our soldiers who fought in the Great War of 1914 - 1919.

Our fallen heroes. In memoriam.


South east face - bottom

Ald E. Wilson, J.P. President H. Atkinson, Jas. A. Beckett, J.P. Joint Hon. Secretaries W.L. Porter Hon. Architect Maisey & Tonks. Sculptors

North east face - top

Our returned heroes


North west face - top

Our returned heroes


South west face - top

Our returned heroes


South west face - bottom

The flood lighting of the monument was officially switched on by The Mayoress Mrs J.E. Wiggings 11/11/1937

North east flag pole - plaque

In memory of F/Lt Neville Daniels Pathfinder S'qn KIA 1944

North west flag pole - plaque

Pte Reginald T. Smith NX42201 2/21st Battalion Died P.O.W. Ambon 23.2.45

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte E R Smith World War 1 view
Pte A E Smith World War 1 view
Pte Reginald T Smith World War 2 DPOW 2/21st Batt view
Pte E C Smith World War 1 view
Pte R Smith World War 1 view
Pte C C Smith World War 1 view
Cpl R Sneddon World War 1 view
Pte A Snedoen World War 1 view
Dvr A C Spark World War 1 view
Gnr C A Sparrow World War 1 view
Gregson Park
Cnr Tudor and Steel Streets
Hamilton NSW 2303
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
20 May 1922
  • First World War, 1914–18

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