Gregson Park First World War Memorial

Description

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.

Inscription

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.

[Names] 

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

[Names] 

North west face - top

Our returned heroes

[Names] 

South west face - top

Our returned heroes

[Names] 

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 Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
L Cpl A E Bourke World War 1 view
Pte O A Bourne World War 1 KIA view
Pte A C Bourne World War 1 KIA view
Sgt D Bower World War 1 view
Pte J Bowman World War 1 view
Cpl C Bowman World War 1 KIA view
Pte W Bowness World War 1 view
Gnr F Boyce World War 1 KIA view
Pte R Boyle World War 1 view
Sgt A C Bray World War 1 KIA view
Address
Cnr Tudor and Steel Streets,
Gregson Park,
Hamilton NSW 2303
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
05/20/1922
Dedication date
20 May 1922
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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